Building and Zoning Department

Barbara Knisely was hired in November 2006 and has 29 years of government experience, working for the cities of Maumee and Bowling Green before coming to Whitehouse.  Please feel free to call or e-mail Barb at: bknisely@whitehouseoh.gov with questions.

Building Permits:  In 2010, the Village of Whitehouse contracted with the City of Maumee to provide all building department related matters, including plan review, issuing building permits and inspections.  Building plans and permit applications can be delivered to Village Hall, or if homeowners and contractors prefer, they can take plans directly to Maumee (400 Conant Street).  Prior to beginning any building project, please call our Chief Building Official at 419-897-7075 to check on the permit process or to ask specific questions.

Zoning Permits:  The Village continues to issue zoning permits and answer zoning related questions.  Please contact Barbara Knisely at 419-877-5383 and she will be happy to assist you.

Zoning Enforcement:  Effective January 1, 2017, Mr. Jacob Barnes was hired as the Zoning Inspector to investigate and act on all zoning infractions. Mr. Barnes can be reached by email at zoninginspector@whitehouseoh.gov or by phone at 419-877-5383 x 224.   A Zoning Complaint Form can be sent directly to him or dropped off at Village Hall to be forwarded.  If you have general zoning questions, Staff is always willing to help.

Click here for a copy of the Zoning Map – Updated 2014.

Contractor Registration:  In late 2007, the Village of Whitehouse passed legislation requiring all contractors to be registered before they are issued any type of permits.  With this information, we are able to provide a list to residents or business owners who would like to hire a reputable company.  Each contractor must provide information concerning their business and they can be checked through the Better Business Bureau to see if complaints have been filed against them.  This is a great tool to assist our residents before allowing a contractor into their home.  Click here for a copy of the Contractor Registration Form, which should be submitted to Village Hall along with any permit applications before beginning a project.