Commercial Plans

Most applications can be submitted through our Citizen Access Portal, which is the preferred method when available. After you create an account and log in, a Purchase Permit or Inspection Trip link will appear under the building section on the page. Click the link. Once you agree to the terms and conditions, the application category page will provide a list of the types of projects that are eligible for online submission. Select the appropriate option and follow the steps to apply for the permit. Drawings and other documents to be uploaded must be in pdf format detailed in our User Guide and Submission Standards for online permitting through the Citizen Access Portal. Be sure to use the naming standards from the Submission Standards document.


Additional Requirements

  • Soils report for soil bearing pressure greater than 1500 psf
  • The project manual and specifications, unless incorporated in the drawings
  • A copy of tested assemblies, unless shown on the drawings
  • Statement of Special Inspections when applicable


Adopted Building Codes

2024 Ohio Building Code with latest amendments/updates as issued by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards.

  • 2024 Ohio Building Code
  • 2024 Ohio Plumbing Code
  • 2024 Ohio Mechanical Code                                  
  • 2023 National Electrical Code, NFPA 70
  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2019 ASHRAE 90.1
  • 2017 ICC/ANSI A117.1 accessibility - new buildings and additions
  • 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 accessibility - existing building alterations and change of occupancies
  • 2024 Ohio Existing Building Code
  • 2022 NFPA 13 Installation of sprinkler systems
  • 2022 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code