Ashland County has adopted Zoning Ordinances that are implemented by the Zoning Administration for the purpose of promoting and protecting the public health, safety, convenience, and welfare, to further the maintenance of safe and healthful conditions, to prevent and control water pollution, to protect spawning grounds, fish, and aquatic life to control building sites, placement of structures and land uses, to prevent overcrowding of any natural resource such as a lake, river or stream, to preserve shore cover and natural beauty, and to promote the better uses of natural resources. The Ashland County Zoning Committee oversees the operations of the Zoning Administration.