Richland Soil and Water

Richland SWCD Stormwater Permit office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon 

Note:  The Stormwater Permit office will be closed Thursday, May 20 for staff training. 

Stormwater permit applications, checklists and information needed to obtain a stormwater permit are available at 

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

The next Board Supervisor meeting will be held at Richland SWCD office on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. If you wish to attend the meeting in person or via video conference, please contact Erica Thomas, District Program Administrator via email 

PondLandowners can’t block water from entering and leaving their property without providing an outlet. See the Ohio Drainage Law Ditch Petition Procedures, Chapter 6131: Single County Ditches, Chapter 6133: Joint County Ditches, Ohio Drainage Law and the Ohio State University Extension Bulletin 822 for more information:

Ohio Drainage Law Ditch Petition Procedures

Chapter 6131: Single County Ditches

Chapter 6133: Joint County Ditches

Ohio Drainage Law

Ohio State University Extension Bulletin 822

Learn about Impervious Areas 

Example of Logjams and Dead Trees in Black Fork

WMFD Interview with Erica Thomas about the Black Fork Ditch Petition

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