Government Affairs

BIA of Stark & East Central Ohio

YOU MAY PARTICIPATE with the BIA by...Attending a

Building Codes / Developers Council Meeting.   Meetings are once a quarter, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the BIA.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, call the BIA to find out dates.

Local & State Legislative Issues

More information will be posted soon.

Public Policy Agenda

The BIA is committed to its mission of supporting our members by advocating for them on a diverse number of issues that impact their business and bottom line. 

The issues examined in our Public Policy Agenda are ones raised by our members and leadership of the association.  The goal of the BIA is to work with our elected officials and regulators to establish policies and regulations that will help to improve and create affordable housing throughout Northeast Ohio.

It is through this agenda, as well as through advocacy, that the BIA intends to communicate these issues to local, state, and federal legislators, policy makers, and regulators.

Stark County Links

Stark County Government

Stark County Communities

Stark County Auditor's Office

Stark County Board of Elections

Stark County Building Inspection Department

Stark County Engineer

Stark County Health Department

Stark County Park District

Stark County Recorder's Office

Stark County Regional Planning Commission

Stark County Sanitary Engineers

Stark County Soil & Water Conservation District

Five-County Building Officials Association (FBOA)
NEFCO, Section 208 - Clean Water Pla


Ohio Home Builders Association
The OHBA (Ohio Home Builders Association) is a 8,000 member trade association representing home builders and their associate vendors in a legislative and regulatory capacity on a statewide basis. It is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders.

OHBA serves its membership by promoting proactive involvement on state issues and legislation impacting the residential building industry such as wetlands, affordable housing, workers' compensation, etc.   OHBA will continue to serve its members as the voice of the building industry on a state level.

State of Ohio Links

State of Ohio

Ohio General Assembly

Ohio Ohio Representatives

Ohio Senate

Ohio Board of Building Standards

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio Wetlands Foundation
Ohio - Public Utilities Commission

Dominion East Ohio

Installing Facilities in Dominion's Gas Service Territory

Knox Energy

Ohio Utilities Protection Service - Oups!

Time Warner Cable


National Association of Home Builders

NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

Member Resources


Fix Housing Firs Resources

Housing Issues

Myth Buster Resources

National Links

United State House of Representatives

United States Senate

Army Corps of Engineers

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center
Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Internal Revenue Service - Construction Information

International Code Council, ICC

Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA