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Ordinance 20-2014 HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS was passed  by Shelby City Council to preserve Shelby's distincitive character and its cultural, social, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, political, or architectural heritage for the enjoyment, enrichment, and benefit of the citizens of Shelby. As part of the Ordinance, the Historic Preservaion Commission was created.  The Commission's duty is to promote interest in historic preservation and educate Shelby citizens aobut historic preservation by holding workshops and preparing informational material, as appropriate.

On October 13, 2017, The City of Shelby became a Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection.  This allows the City to apply for Certified Local Government Grants to  indentify its historic, architectural, and archaeological rsources through surveys, nominate eligible properties and istricts to the National Register of Historic Places, further community education on historic preservation; and preserve and rehabilitate historic properties.


Pat Carlisle, Chairperson
Tom Clabaugh
Christina Drain
Kaushik Patel
Joe Thompson


Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

Ordinance 20-2014

Map of Shelby's Historic District

Historic Preservation Rules and Procedures

Historic Preservation Locally Designation Form


Shelby Ohio Area History

Richland County- Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Shelby Museum of History

Shelby Cycle Historical Society

Food License Information

Facility Layout Application

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools in the City of Shelby are governed by Chapter 1482.  

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   (a)   “Permanent residential swimming pool.” An artificial body of water, permanently installed, used or intended to be used solely by the owner or lessee thereof and his or her family and by friends invited to use it without payment of any fee.
   (b)   “Pool.” An excavation, depression, construction, receptacle or container designed or constructed to hold or retain water, having a minimum size of 200 square feet and being over 24 inches deep at any point.

A zoning permit from the City of Shelby and a building permit from the Richland County Building Department will be required for a pool meeting the above definitions.

The pool shall be located behind the front building setback line and at least 5 feet off the side and rear lot lines.  

All pool contractors shall be registered with the City of Shelby.  Below are and information needed for installing a swimming pool in the City.

 Welcome to the City of Shelby, Ohio                                                             


The Shelby Historic Preservation Commission is surveying the Shelby community for the developing of a city-wide historic preservation plan.  Everyone is encouraged to take the two-question survey at before March 28.  An open discussion will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the rear conference room of City Hall (5 Water Street).  Everyone is welcome.  This listening session is for questions and concerns about the direction the City should take to preserve historic structures and sites throughout the City with an emphasis on Main Street.


Auditor of the State of Ohio David Yost has released the 2017 Independent Audit Report for the City of Shelby.  You may view the report here.  


NOTICE:   The 2017 Consumer Confidence Water Report is now available to anyone wishing to review the report. We have announcements with a link to the city website available at the Library, City Hall and the Utility Office. A printed copy can be picked up at the Utility Office beginning on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The report can also be accessed by clicking on the "2017 Consumer Confidence Report" verbiage on the left side of this page, or by entering the following web address into your computers web browser; http://shelbycity.oh.gov/ccr or by clicking on the link. Please note that you can print yourself a copy from the city website or the direct link. If you have any questions concerning the 2017 CCR you can call the Water Department between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday at (419) 342-2171.


Tornado siren tests are scheduled to be conducted on the last Wednesday of the month at noon.


 Please view the  City Income Tax Board of Review page for more information.

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