- City Departments
The major responsibilities of this department are accounts payable, oversees account balances, ensures proper spending of city funds, keeps record of assets and liabilities, audit individual departments, keep account of all appropriations made by legislative authority, requisition approval and issuance of purchase orders.
Budget & Finance
This department deals with the preparation and maintenance of the City’s budget, contract negotiations, and insurance.
Building & Code Enforcement
Building and Code Enforcement is responsible for investigating housing complaints and follow ups, performing plan review process for new construction, issuing residential and commercial permits (building, electrical, HVAC, etc.), and conduct inspections (building, electrical, sprinkler systems, wrecking, day care, etc.).
Civil Service Employment Office
This department provides information regarding employment with the city, explains personnel and civil service procedures, prepares job postings and advertisements announcing civil service exams, accepts job applications; conduct tests, grading and establishes eligibility and certification lists.
The responsibilities of this department is to provide direction in comprehensive planning for residential and economic development, and for the future growth of Zanesville.
Human Resources helps with Employment verification, workers compensation and other HR matters.
Law Director’s Office
This office is responsible for legal assistance to City officials, representing the City in litigation, reviewing contracts and legislation, and prosecuting misdemeanors.
View information on our public safety director, fire department, police department ad building and code enforcement departments.
Learn about our Public Service Director, Engineering and GIS, Utilities Billing and more.
The Purchasing Office advertises for bids, distributes bidding documents, receives and opens bid proposals, processes contracts, and maintains contract files for projects, insurances, and items with estimated costs of $50,000 or more which are required by the City, and sale of the City’s surplus property items with estimated values of $1,000 or more, as authorized by ordinances passed by City Council and approved by the mayor.
Secrest Auditorium and Music Hall has entertained hundreds with performances from Art Garfunkel to the Oakridge Boys. Performances consist of musicals, concerts, theatrical performances, dances, comedic presentations, as well as other various events including local entertainment.
Treasurer / Income Tax Office
The responsibilities of the Treasurer are the receipt and disbursement of municipal funds, and processing and disbursement of city payroll. The responsibilities of the Income Tax Office are administration and collection of city income tax.