Other Resources

Richland Public Health - The Environmental Health Division issues temporary food licenses, campground permits, and body art permits. Permits are required and inspections are done to ensure all facilities, including temporary facilities for festivals and other special events, are in complaince with the health and safety requirements of the state health department. If you are planning to have your food truck at an event, planning on providing body art at an event, or planning to allow camping on your property, you will be reqired to have a permit. The appropriate applications can be found below. For questions, please call 419-774-4520.

Destination Mansfield-Richland County Eclipse 2024 - Richland County and the State of Ohio are encouraging people to come early and stay late, as there will likely be heavy traffic on the day of the eclipse (Monday, April 8, 2024).  Below are helpful tabs to make your experience educational, enjoyable and safe for both residents and visitors. 

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development - Welcome to the Richland County Total Solar Eclipse Business Resource Center. As we prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, we understand that local businesses play a vital role in our community’s well-being and economic vitality. This dedicated resource is designed specifically for business owners and operations managers who seek valuable information and support to navigate this extraordinary celestial event’s unique challenges and opportunities. 

Ohio Emergency Management Agency - Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse. A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States. 

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) - A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse. The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.