Zoning Code & Guidelines

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Development Maps

Bridge Street Development Code

Developing the District

Since the Bridge Street Corridor planning efforts began in May 2009, much has been accomplished. The Bridge Street District Plan unites information from the various planning and implementation documents developed as part of the Bridge Street Corridor Study process, including the Planning Foundations document (May 2010) and Vision Report (adopted by City Council in 2010) developed by Goody Clancy and Associates, as well as information from subsequent implementation studies undertaken throughout 2011 and 2012. As part of this special area plan, information from the original documents has been updated as necessary.

Planning to develop property or submit an application for development in the Bridge Street District?

Refer to the information on this page and contact Land Use and Long Range Planning at 614.410.4600 for more information.

BSD Zoning Map

The BSD Zoning Map shows the zoning districts for the properties located within the District. The map consists of ten mapped districts, which include residential, commercial, office, public/institutional, historic and transitional zoning districts. The districts and BSC Zoning Code requirements are only available for the property and an area rezoning will be necessary to establish Bridge Street District Zoning on the properties within the District.

Bridge Street District Zoning Regulations

Bridge Street District Development Code was Adopted by City Council, effective May 8, 2019.

Last Amended: April 26, 2021

Bridge Streetscape Character Guidelines

This document is a tool to assist the City in translating this place making philosophy into reality through the design and construction of new streets in the Bridge Street District.

Bridge Street District Sign Guidelines

The Bridge Street District Sign Guidelines are intended to serve as a guide for applicants in understanding and applying the specific design and quality-related sign requirements of Zoning Code Section 153.065(H).

Last Amended: October, 2015

Historic Dublin Code & Guidelines

Historic Design Guidelines

The Historic Design Guidelines provide direction on how to successfully apply the zoning regulations while the Zoning Code establishes qualitative and quantitative standards for development. The Guidelines are complementary to the Zoning Code, and must be considered when modifications, rehabilitation, new construction, and signs are under consideration within Historic Dublin and outlying historic properties identified on Appendix G. The Guidelines provide an overview of the applicability, cultural landscape, neighborhood character, building types and architectural styles. The Guidelines were prepared to help guide rehabilitation and new construction involving the historic structures and sites of Dublin. While the Guidelines focus primarily on the Historic District, the are useful for, and apply to, any of the community’s historic buildings. The ARB will use the Guidelines to evaluate rehabilitation work, both for buildings and sites in the district and for other individually-designated properties also subject to ARB review. The Design Guidelines provide information about the best in current preservation techniques, products, and methods.

Historic District Zoning Regulations

Historic District Development Code was adopted by City Council, effective March 24, 2021.

Historic Design Guidelines

The Historic Design Guidelines provide direction on how to successfully apply the zoning regulations while the Zoning Code establishes qualitative and quantitative standards for development. The Guidelines are complementary to the Zoning Code, and must be considered when modifications, rehabilitation, new construction, and signs are under consideration within Historic Dublin and outlying historic properties identified on Appendix G. The Guidelines provide an overview of the applicability, cultural landscape, neighborhood character, building types and architectural styles. The Guidelines were prepared to help guide rehabilitation and new construction involving the historic structures and sites of Dublin. While the Guidelines focus primarily on the Historic District, the are useful for, and apply to, any of the community’s historic buildings. The ARB will use the Guidelines to evaluate rehabilitation work, both for buildings and sites in the district and for other individually-designated properties also subject to ARB review. The Design Guidelines provide information about the best in current preservation techniques, products, and methods.

Historic District Development Code: Appendix F

Appendix F was adopted by City Council, effective March 24, 2021. Appendix F outlines all properties located within the boundaries of Historic Dublin. The properties, including all primary structures, outbuildings, and stone walls within the boundaries require approval by the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for certain activities related to renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, or demolition as provided in the Historic District Zoning Regulations.

Historic District Development Code: Appendix G

Appendix G was adopted by City Council, effective March 24, 2021. Appendix G outlines properties that lie outside  of the Historic District boundaries, but are designated as historic sites within Dublin. The properties, including all primary structures, outbuildings, and stone walls within the boundaries require approval by the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for certain activities related to renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, or demolition as provided in the Historic District Zoning Regulations.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

Jenny Rauch, Director of Planning

Phone:
614.410.4600

Code Enforcement:
614.410.4647

Zoning Compliance:
614.410.4660

Fax:
614.410.4747

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

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Brad Fagrell, PE, Director of Building Standards, Chief Building Official

Phone:
Permit Window: 614.410.4670

Review Services: 614.410.4608

Fax:
614.410.4697

Permit Window Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Inspector Phone Availability:
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.

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Paul Hammersmith, Director of Engineering

Phone:
614.410.4740

Fax:
614.761.6512

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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