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Building and Zoning Services
111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215   

Office:  (614) 645-7433   

Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
Please note that the Zoning Review room will be closed the second Tuesday of the month from 9 -10:30 AM for staff training.

Additional Contacts
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2023 Observed Holidays

Monday, January 2
New Year's Day (Observed)
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, February 20
Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day
Monday, June 19
Juneteenth (Observed)
Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day
Monday, September 4
Labor Day
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day (Observed)
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25
Christmas Day

Department of Building and Zoning Services


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.