Plan Review, Permits and Inspections

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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.

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Thursday, November 23
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PERMITS

A permit authorizes a contractor or homeowner to begin work described in the project plans and description.The permitting process begins with the submission of an application and any accompanying plans that may be required for approval.Once the application is submitted, the plans are routed to various departments for review,depending upon the nature of the work.After each required review has been approved the permit is issued and work can begin.
Some specific work is exempt from obtaining a plan review/permit. Work exempt from approval for residential 1,2 or 3 family dwellings can be found here. Work exempt from approval for commercial and all other structures can be found here.

1, 2 and 3 Family Residential Permits It is important to note that acquiring the appropriate permits for the proposed project, in some instances, is not the only requirement. - learn more

Multifamily Building Permits It is important to note that in some instances acquiring the appropriate permits for the proposed project is not the only requirement. - learn more

Commercial and Mixed Use Building Permits It is important to note that acquiring the appropriate permits for the proposed project is not the only requirement.  - learn more