City Government

Welcome to the City of Zanesville, Ohio

Located on Interstate 70 fifty miles east of Columbus, Zanesville, Ohio is the county seat and largest city (population 25,586) in Muskingum County.
Zanesville was founded in 1797 by John McIntire on land deeded by his father-in-law, Ebenezer Zane. It was Zane who led a party of men to cut a road (Zane?s Trace) from Wheeling, WV southeastward to Maysville, KY, leading to the establishment of Zanesville, Lancaster and Chillicothe at major river crossings.
At one time known as "Clay City" and "Pottery Capital of the World," Zanesville has a rich history in the production of utilitarian and art pottery, traditions that continue to this day.
Zanesville is also noted for its unique Y shaped bridge which spans the confluence of the Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The current structure is the fifth Y Bridge since 1814. Amelia Earhart called Zanesville "the most recognizable city in the country," referring to the Y Bridge's usefulness as a navigational aid to pilots.

City Government
City Desk
City F.A.Q

Q. How much are the property taxes on a certain piece of property?
A. Please contact the Muskingum County Auditors Office
Q. How do holidays affect refuse collection?
A. The sanitation crews work all holidays except Christmas. Then collection is moved back by one day.
Q. Who is obligated to pay municipal tax?
A. Any person or Business residing in the City of Zanesville or working within the city limits. Owners of rental property if the property is within the city limits or if the owner lives within the city limits and has rentals here or elsewhere.
Q. When are tax returns due?
A. Tax returns are due by April 15th.
Q. Where can I mail my taxes?
A. Taxes may be mailed to: Zanesville Tax Department 401 Market st Zanesville, Oh 43701
Q. How can I get a coy of the City Council Agenda?
A. The agenda is available on the City Clerk page from the City Government link.
Q. How can I contact a city department?
A. Contact information is available on each department page, along with a link to contact via email.
Q. What is the City's budget?
A. Write to: City of Zanesville, Budget & Finance Director, 401 Market St., Zanesville, OH 43701 - Phone: (740) 455-0601 - Email: - Web: Budget & Finance
Q. How do I obtain a copy of the City's Financial Statement?
A. Write to: City of Zanesville, Budget & Finance Director, 401 Market St., Zanesville, OH 43701 - Phone: (740) 455-0601 - Email: - Web: Budget & Finance
Q. How can I contact my City Council member?
A. Click the City Government link and follow it the the City Clerk page. Council members are listed by ward with contact information.
Q. How can I find the City of Zanesville Codified Ordinances?
A. Click the link at the bottom of the page under Community Notices.
Q. What is the City Income Tax rate.
A. 1.9%
Q. Can I see minutes from previous council meetings?
A. You may click on the "CITY Government" link on the home page and then click the "City Clerk" link to view them as PDF documents online, or they are available in the office of the City Clerk located in the Municipal Building at 401 Market street.
Q. How do I submit an announcement to be shown on channel 6?
A. You may send your announcement to or akirkbride@coz.or. The announce needs to be either in MS Word or Powerpoint format.