Our Mission
The Planning and Zoning Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life offered to those who live or work in our community through long range comprehensive land use planning and management. Our guiding principles are:

  • Public engagement in planning discussions
  • Achievement of a balance of land uses that sustain the City
  • Enhancement of pedestrian connections to parks, schools, government, commercial, industrial and residential destinations
  • Protection of the environment
  • Revitalization of the historic village centers
  • Maintenance of our identity with our agrarian and rail heritage

Parts of the Codified Ordinances that are directly linked to Planning and Zoning

Part I – Zoning Code

Part J – Building Code

Duties of Our Planning Director
The Planning Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive Land Planning
  • Review of all zoning documents and applications for the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council
  • Departmental budget preparation
  • Oversight of all construction site development with City inspectors

The City’s Planning Director is Scott Fulton. He meets with residents, developers and small businesses to explore and compare the development opportunities, issues and restrictions presented by various sites. Scott can be reached at 740-927-2168 or by email at sfulton@ci.pataskala.oh.us.

Duties of Our Zoning Inspector
The Zoning Inspector is responsibilities include:

  • Enforcement of the Zoning Code
  • Review of applications for permits of zoning compliance prior to construction of all structures and signs
  • Conduction of inspections for zoning compliance after construction and prior to occupancy of all residential, commercial, and industrial properties

Steven Blake is the City’s Zoning Inspector. As time permits, he will also provide enforcement of Codified Ordinances related to property, tracking violation activities and tracking violations through a resolution process.

Steven can be reached at 740-927-3885 or by email at sblake@ci.pataskala.oh.us.

Duties of Our Zoning Clerk
The Zoning Clerk responsibilities including:

  • Keeping the records and minutes related to all Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings and Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings
  • Preparing and distributing meeting packets and publishes public hearing notices as well as mailing neighboring property notices
  • Distributing and accepting various zoning and permit applications
  • Accepting payment fees
  • Assisting with meeting scheduling
  • Other miscellaneous zoning department tasks

Lisa Paxton is the City’s Zoning Clerk. She can be reached at 740-927-4910 or by email at lpaxton@ci.pataskala.oh.us.