The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department inspects new plumbing in residential and public buildings and medical gas installations in Muskingum County.

Plumbing inspectors assure the installation meets the State of Ohio Code requirements. These inspections also help to protect your health and your family’s health, assure the quality of the water you drink in your home, and protect the community water source from cross connections.

Our inspectors perform consultations with plumbing contractors as well as homeowners to discuss issues that arise during a job.



Email Robert Lewis, Lead Certified Plumbing Inspector, or call 740-454-9741 extension 229.
Email Michael Hittle, Certified Plumbing Inspector, or call 740-454-9741 extension 228.


Inspector Areas

City of Zanesville, Muskingum County, and commercial installations only in the City of Coshocton and Coshocton County.


Plumbing Registration

ZMCHD requires registration for all contractors installing plumbing. To apply to register as a plumber in Muskingum County, please contact one of the plumbing inspectors by email or phone listed at the top of the page.

Plumbing Registration Application

2024 Registered Master Plumbers


Residential Permit

Residential Permit Application

Public Water Connection Application


Commercial Permit

Food Service Plan Review Must Be Done First!

A Food Service Plan Review must be done first by the Health Department having jurisdiction before plumbing plans will be reviewed and approved. After a plumbing permit has been purchased, a copy will be sent by fax to the Health Department having jurisdiction.

Commercial Permit Application

Lead-Free Certification

Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

How to Identify Lead Free Certification Marks

Lead in Drinking Water

Shed the Lead for Utilities

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Public Health nuisance or hazard complaint form:

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Online Inspection Reports:

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Program Fees:

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