Zoning Disclaimer: 

Zoning descriptions are maintained by Lucas County and are subject to change.  Information provided is deemed a reliable point of reference but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified with the individual municipality. Please contact the Village of Ottawa Hills at (419) 536-1111, or go to Ottawahills.org for more zoning information.

Note that the Zoning Codes are different than the Class/Landuse codes used by the Lucas County Real Estate Division.


Zoning Code
A1 thru A17

Single-Family Residence

of Ottawa Hills


Permitted uses in Single-Family Residence Districts


A building or lot within the A-1 through A-17 single-family residence districts shall be used only for the following purposes:


a) Single-family dwellings

b) Accessory structures and accessory uses customarily incident to the above uses.

c) Home occupation is a permitted use in a single-family dwelling unit provided that the following conditions are fully and completely complied


1) The home occupation shall be subject to the income tax ordinance of the Village of Ottawa Hills.

2) No sign nor any exterior indication of home occupation related activity is visible from the exterior of the dwelling.

3) Motor vehicles which identify the home occupation are not permitted to be parked at the location of the dwelling.

4) The home occupation shall be operated by a resident or residents of the dwelling who may employ one other employee who is not a resident of the dwelling.

5) The home occupation does not generate additional traffic or parking in a manner which is detrimental to the adjoining properties or to the residential integrity of the area surrounding the dwelling.

6) The activity shall in no way diminish or adversely impact public safety.

7) There shall be no adverse environmental impact including but not limited to excessive noise, odor and emissions.

8) No inventory or stock of materials which is detrimental to the residential integrity of the area surrounding the dwelling shall be maintained on the premises.

9) There shall be no outside storage of material, inventory or equipment.

10) The principal use of the dwelling must be maintained as a residential use and the home occupation cannot occupy more than 20% of the square feet of the main dwelling.


The above uses shall be subject to the following requirements:


a) Maximum and minimum height and maximum and minimum lot areas as required by Section 7.1.

b) Yards, lot coverage, paved area and setbacks as required by Section 8.1.

c) Off-street parking as required by Section 10.1.