About the Department of Planning & Development
Gahanna offers a special quality of life that makes it a great community to call home for you, your family, and your business. The mission of Gahanna's Planning & Development Department is to reaffirm and strengthen this quality of life through community and economic development projects. The Planning & Development department consists of professionals specializing in building regulation, zoning, planning, economic development, code enforcement and program administration all working together to serve the needs of the Gahanna community.
Economic Development Division
Bringing in new companies and helping our existing local businesses grow serves Gahanna through increased jobs and economic growth. Through targeted initiatives and programs, our Economic Development Division strives to grow Gahanna’s economic base through business retention, expansion and attraction activities. Learn More...
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Planning for Gahanna’s growth and redevelopment in both the short and long term reinforces our community’s success. The Planning Division manages this growth and provides support for the City’s permitting, zoning and land use planning activities. The Planning Division also supports the City of Gahanna’s Planning Commission.
The Zoning Division works in conjunction with the Planning Division to create and enforce code according to the approved community land use plans of Gahanna. Under the Zoning Division, Gahanna’s Code Enforcement Officer works to enforces compliance with all local ordinances to ensure health, safety and welfare. You can download applications and maps, submit a code enforcement request, and more on their page.
The Building Division conducts the administrative and regulatory responsibilities of the Uniform Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Housing Codes, as well as the National Electrical Code. Other federal and state requirements include the mandated handicapped access and energy conservation statutes. Learn more about the Building Division.