Richland Soil and Water

Although the office is closed to the public, when it comes to practices that can help keep our water and soil healthy, please turn to us at Richland SWCD. We are more committed than ever to providing you with good, solid information.

The next Board Supervisor meeting will be held Thursday, August  20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 205B, Mansfield. If you wish to attend the meeting in person or via video conference, please contact Erica Thomas, District Program Administrator, at 419-747-8684 or prior to the meeting so that enough meeting packets are prepared.  

You may reach us at

Face-to-face stormwater permit approval is temporarily suspended. Stormwater permit applications, checklists and information needed to obtain a stormwater permit are available at

Please submit your stormwater permit application, site calculation form and additional documents via email to or through US Mail by sending to: Richland SWCD, 1495 W. Longview Ave, Suite 205B, Mansfield, OH  44906.

Stormwater permit fees may be paid by check, payable to Richland SWCD and mailed to the Richland SWCD office. 

Agriculture Pollution Abatement concerns may be reported by calling (614) 265-6610.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time. Be well!

Report a Land Concern

This form may be used if you would like the District to respond to a concern regarding the Stormwater Regulations i.e.: mud being tracked onto county roads, unstable slopes, approval of fill site, and sediment coming from a development site.

This inquiry form may also be used by property owners who are experiencing problems regarding erosion, drainage, sinkholes, landslides and would like assistance from the District on how to resolve these situations.

Please complete the entire form before submitting it so that we can properly help you.

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Neighborhood Drainage Issues

Neighborhood drainage issues are becoming a major county issue in populated areas. Here is an explaination of what you can do and how we can help.

Resolving Drainage Issues

Drainage Assistance Example

Stream Debris and Obstruction Removal

A proactive landowner's guide to maintaining a free-flowing stream.

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