The Village of


Tyler M. Eblin, Mayor



Enforcement of commercial, non-residential building, electrical and mechanical regulations in the Village of Rutland is provided by the Southeast Ohio Building Department through a contractual services agreement. Enforcement of residential development regulations in the Village of Rutland is provided by the Village Code Enforcement Division.

Pursuant to Codified Ordinance 175.01 and 175.02, Rutland Municipal Code, the Southeast Ohio Building Department has been delegated enforcement authority within the corporation limits of the Village of Rutland.

Architects, contractors and other developers should consult this webpage as well as Southeast Ohio Building Department for information regarding plan examinations, inspections and certifications during construction and renovation.

Contact Information

Traci Zimmerman, Office Administrator

Southeast Ohio Building Department205 Putnam StreetMarietta, Ohio 45750Telephone: (740) 374 4185Website:📧 Send an e-Mail
Applicable Ordinances and RegulationsLearn more about the local laws governing construction of commercial structures.

Administrative rules governing commercial building construction and renovation are promulgated by the Ohio Board of Building Standards. Additional regulatory provisions can be found in the Rutland Municipal Code under Chapter 173 and Chapter 175. For reference, these regulations are provided via the links below. As always, consultation with the Building Department is encouraged before beginning construction and renovation.

Current Administrative Rules

🔗 Ohio Building Codes

Current Village Ordinances

🔗 Title 17, Chapter 173, Rutland Municipal Code (Floodplain Development)

🔗 Title 17, Chapter 175, Section 175.10 et. seq., Rutland Municipal Code (Non-Floodplain Development)

Note: The Building Department does not enforce provisions of the Ohio Plumbing Code. Architects, contractors and developers engaging in plumbing projects are directed to consult with the Ohio Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor before engaging in plumbing construction and renovations.

Required PermitsLearn more about required permits.

Projects involving the construction and renovation of a commercial, non-residential building may require plan examinations, inspections and certification before commencing. This page is designed to communicate information and instructions to begin your commercial development.

Projects Requiring Permits

The Process: Getting your Project Started

Flood Hazard MitigationLearn more about the Village's flood hazard mitigation program.

The Village of Rutland is a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a program which offers federal assistance to cities, towns and villages impacted by natural flood disasters. The Village became a participating community in 1999 in response to a rash of flooding events occurring in the Village of Rutland causing extensive damage to properties and structures.

As part of this program, the Village of Rutland received federal funding to compensate for damages, either through complete acquisition of the property, whereby property ownership was transferred to the Village of Rutland along with development restrictions placed upon the deeds or through elevation, whereby ownership of the property remained; but all structures thereon were raised to mitigate damage incurred through future flooding events.

Because the Village of Rutland is a participating community of the NFIP, the Village of Rutland is eligible for federal funding should a major flooding event recur. However; such participation requires the Village of Rutland Municipal Government to work very diligently in the enforcement of associated regulations and standards.

In 2002, the Rutland Village Council passed the Special Purpose Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of 2002 which established regulations for development in a flood hazard area. This Ordinance was later repealed and superseded by an act of the Rutland Village Council in 2014, namely Municipal Ordinance 06-19-14, titled the “Special Purpose Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance”. The provisions of Muni. Ord. 06-19-14 only apply to flood hazard areas.

Summarily, as required by Muni. Ord. 06-19-14, no development of any kind may commence in or directly near a flood hazard area unless a Floodplain Development Permit is obtained by the Floodplain Administrator. By default, the Mayor is ex-officio Floodplain Administrator, unless the position and all duties and powers thereof are delegated by the Mayor to another employee under his direction and supervision.

Floodplain Regulations

Construction and development in areas designated as special flood hazards is regulated by the Village of Rutland Floodplain Regulations, which are codified under Chapter 173 of the Rutland Municipal Code. The regulations require a special permit and designate specific requirements to be met before and during construction and development.

Map of Flood Hazard Areas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the Village of Rutland maintains maps indicative of areas of special flood hazards based on flood data. The National Flood Hazard Layer Viewer is provided to convey flood data and areas of special flood hazard, which should be consulted when an individual or firm is considering or proposing a construction project. Click here or the "Launch the NFHL Viewer" to locate areas of special flood hazard.

Meet your Chief Building OfficialLearn more about your Chief Building Official.

Rick Dostal, Chief Building Official

Mr. Rick Dostal is the Chief Building Official of the Southeast Ohio Building Department serving the Village of Rutland. Mr. Dostal oversees the operations of the Building Department with regards to matters involving commercial construction and development and may be consulted by Village residents and businesses should questions arise consistent with the nature of the Building Department.

Chief Building Official Dostal may be contacted by telephone at (740) 374 4185.

The Village Code Enforcement Division continues to oversee residential construction and development.