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Building and Zoning Services
111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215   
Office:  (614) 645-7433 
Fax:  (614) 645-0082 
Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
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Department of Building and Zoning Services

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The Department of Building and Zoning Services supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Columbus through the enforcement of the Columbus Building and Zoning Codes. The permitting, inspection, zoning and engineering process ensures proper land use, promotes high quality design standards as well as rehabilitation and reuse of existing City buildings.

 

*Important Reminder: All building permit applications for new commercial structures require
Certified Address documentation from the Department of Public Service,City Map Room.
The City Map Room can be contacted at [email protected].

 

*Please NoteThe State of Ohio, through the Board of Building Standards, has adopted the 2011 Ohio Building Code (OBC) effective November 1, 2011.  The 2011 OBC adopts the 2009 Edition of the International Building Code by reference.  To reference a copy of the updated codes, please click here.