The Hancock County Commissioners adopted Subdivision Regulations on June 30, 1961 pursuant to Chapter 711 of the Ohio Revised Code. The purposes of these regulations are:
to provide for orderly growth and development of the County
to secure adequate traffic circulation
to create individual property lots with a maximum utility and livability
to secure adequate provisions for water supply, drainage and sanitary sewage disposal
to secure adequate provisions for recreational areas, school sites and other public facilities
and to provide logical procedures to achieve these purposes
The Hancock Regional Planning Commission (HRPC) was appointed as the body charged with enforcing these regulations on a daily basis.
Minor subdivisions of land are reviewed and approved by HRPC staff. Any major platted subdivision is first reviewed by the County Subdivision Review Committee and final approval is given by the full board of HRPC.
A request for variance from the Regulations is also reviewed by the County Subdivision Review Committee and then sent to the full Board of HRPC.