15 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601       740-773-7200 (Building)       740-702-3008 (Planning)
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Building Permits

Multi-family (4 units or more) and commercial construction projects will require a building permit.

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Fair Housing

The Ross Co. Planning Dept. administers the Fair Housing Program for the Ross Co. Board of Commissioners.

Planning Commission - Ross Co. Development

Planning Commission

The Ross County Planning Commission oversees and coordinates development in Ross County

Building Department

The Building Department is under the authority of the Ross County Commissioners. We provide a multitude of services including commercial building inspections and floodplain management.

Planning Department

The Ross County Planning Commission oversees and coordinates development in unincorporated areas of Ross County. It has the authority to make studies, plans, recommendations, and reports concerning the physical, social, environmental, and economic characteristics, functions, services and other aspects of the county.


The Planning Department performs administrative duties on behalf of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets once a month every third Tuesday.


The membership of the commission is composed of the board of county commissioners and eight other members appointed by the board.

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Meet Our Staff

Jill Caplinger
Office Manager Send Email
Joanne Price
Housing & Community Development Specialist Send Email
Josh Hettinger
Chief Building Official / AdministratorSend Email
David Bitler
Inspector Send Email
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