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Lucas County Real Estate Information

All Lucas County Property Information can be found on the Auditor’s Real Estate Information System. To access this site directly please click on link below.

City of Oregon Zoning Map

To access the City of Oregon Zoning Map please click the link below.

City of Oregon 2025 Master Plan

To access the City of Oregon 2025 Master Plan please click the link below.

Online Inspection Information

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The department also processes the licenses and registrations for the various contractor types in accordance with the provisions of the codified ordinances. This includes general contractors as well as various subcontractors. See FAQ’s for specific questions.


The department is a certified department by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards. The department is capable of responding to all residential, commercial and industrial project and code matters. We continue to assure that the inspection staff is fully trained by ensuring that all mandatory state classes were attended by all department staff. Additionally, staff members also attended other voluntary educational training hours for the City to increase their areas of expertise. The department functions as a true “one-stop shop” as all submittals can be made through the office for any aspect of a project.


The Lucas County Engineers have announced the release of FEMA’s Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM). This map shows the flood hazard area displayed over an aerial photo, allowing for ease in determining whether your home is in or out of the floodplain. This is a preliminary map and cannot be used for enforcement, regulation or insurance rating purposes. If you want to see the current map contact Oregon’s Floodplain Administrator, Steven Shrake.

Current Codes being enforced are as follows:

Commercial & Industrial & Residential 4 Family and Greater Buildings: (effective date 03/01/2024)
2024 Ohio Building Code
2024 Ohio Mechanical Code
2024 Ohio Plumbing Code
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) – NFPA 70)
2017 Ohio Fire Code with 2019 Updates
2022 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
2022 Automatic Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
2021 International Fuel Gas Code
2021 Ohio Energy Code (International Energy Conservation Code)
Accessibility ICC A117.1-2017

Residential work for 1, 2 and 3 Family Dwelling:
2019 Residential Code of Ohio
2019 Residential Code of Ohio for mechanical work (HVAC)
2024 Ohio Plumbing Code
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) – NFPA 70)
2022 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
2022 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13, 13R, 13D)
2019 Residential Code of Ohio for Energy Conservation


In support of the Council, the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals, the department processes all zoning. This includes applications for and coordinating reviews for Special Use, Conditional Use, Rezoning Petitions, Filing for New Subdivisions and Platting. The department is the primary contact for any issue relating to any zoning code matter.

Our Codes are edited and prepared for publication by the Walter H. Drane Company and the website is maintained by the Conway Greene Co. Click here to open the main search page then type in the Chapter Number or a word in the Quick Search box at the top of the page.

Chapter 1123-1143 District Purposes
Chapter 1123 A-1 Agricultural District
Chapter 1125 R-1 Low Density Residential District
Chapter 1127 R-2 Medium Density Residential District
Chapter 1129 R-3 Multiple Family District
Chapter 1131 R-4 Planned Residential District
Chapter 1132 R-5 Condo-Residential District
Chapter 1133 C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District
Chapter 1135 C-2 General Commercial District
Chapter 1137 C-3 Planned Commercial District
Chapter 1138 Dustin Road C-4 Business District
Chapter 1139 Navarre Avenue C-5 Business District
Chapter 1140 M-1 Light Industrial District
Chapter 1141 M-2 General Industrial District
Chapter 1142 P-Park Land
Chapter 1143 C-I Commercial-Industrial District

Chapter 158 Tree Commission
Chapter 714 Telecommunications Facilities
Chapter 915 Weeds
Chapter 1159 Home Occupations
Chapter 1165 Flood Plain Regulations
Chapter 1337 Sign Regulations

Steve Shrake

Steven Shrake, AIA, CBO

Building & Zoning Inspection Commissioner

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Lee Scheanwald

Secretary (Bookkeeping, Licensing & Permitting)

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Dylan Napier

Electrical Insp. & Zoning

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Bob LeMaitre

Building & Plumbing Insp. & Sewers

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Chuck Sutphin

Building/Mechanical Insp.

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