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An architect or engineer is not required on most residential projects. A homeowner or the contractor may design their own project for submittal. Commercial projects are required to have an architect or engineer stamp on all submitted plans for review. There are some exceptions to this rule. Such as change of use and occupancy permits. The Building Official will make this determination.
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Permits are required for any new construction, as well as alterations and additions to existing buildings, including structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, manufactured housing, boiler and elevator work. Some examples of when a permit is required are as follows:
This is not a complete list. If you are uncertain whether a building permit is required, please contact the Building Department.
Approvals shall not be required for the following. Exemption from the requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grantauthorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinancesof this jurisdiction;
If you are uncertain whether a building permit is required, please contact the Building Department.
Utility companies require inspections to turn on services that have been disconnected. A permit is required for us to perform the inspection.
We provide inspections for:
We provide inspections for gas services and gas piping.
Yes, you do need a permit to construct a pool. This may also include blow-up pools that are over 24 inches deep. To review the requirements, follow this link.
Yes, you do need a permit to construct a deck. To review the requirements, follow this link.
Yes, you do need a state license for commercial projects. To understand why, follow this link. The exception would be the general contractor.
Become a registered contractor or renew your registration
Contact the Floodplain Manager at the Building Department or see the Floodplain Management page.
Possibly. Please contact the Floodplain Manager for more information.
The determination of agricultural exemption can only be made by the Zoning Official. If an agricultural exemption is granted, no building permit will be required.
Feel free to ask our inspector to cite the code section that they are referencing or contact our office and speak to the Chief Building Official.
Fee schedules are available to you online to give you an idea of how we determine the fees. You are not responsible for determining your own fees. The Building Official will determine the fees.You do not pay any fee upon the submittal of your application. You will pay when it has been approved and ready for you to pick up.
Residential permits are good for one year. However, work must begin within three months. If you cannot complete your project within the one-year period, you may request an extension for up to six months. Commercial permits are good for one year.
You are required to obtain local land use/zoning approval for any new structure and for work that improves a structure, increases the area or height of a structure or changes the use of a structure. You may contact the Building Department for more information or see the Zoning page.
Contractors must be licensed by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission. They must also be registered and bonded with the county. For more information contact the Building Department or visit the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission website.