Building and Zoning Department

Building Permits:  In 2023, the Village of Whitehouse contracted with Lucas County Building Regulations 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 Lucas County Building Regulations located at 1115 S McCord Road, Holland, OH 43528.
Phone: 419-213-2990
Fax: 419-213-2992

Zoning Permits:  The Village continues to issue zoning permits and answer zoning related questions.  Please contact 419-877-5383 and we 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 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 2018 Zoning Map

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.

Zoning Permit/Contractor Registration Payment: You can mail a check in with your completed forms or drop off in person at Village Hall. You can also pay your zoning permit or contractor registration fee online with a credit or debit card. A convenience fee will apply. Pay here