Plan Review, Permits and Inspections

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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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2021 Observed Holidays

January 1         New Year's Day

January 18       MLK Jr Day

February 15     President's Day

May 31            Memorial Day

July 5              Independence Day

September 6    Labor Day

November 11   Veterans Day

November 25   Thanksgiving Day

December 25   Christmas Day

Commercial Plans

Two sets of construction drawings are needed for review. For additions and new buildings, site plans must be submitted showing the location of the new work, grades, slope, sidewalks, driveways and parking as applicable. Except for minor alterations such as door and window replacement, reroofing or fences, drawings must be prepared, signed and sealed by a design professional (architect or engineer) licensed in the State of Ohio.

 Two copies of documentation to show compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code must be submitted for all new construction, alterations and change of use. Generally a COM-CHECK is submitted for this.
Additional requirements

  • Soils report for soil bearing pressure greater than 1500 psf
  • One copy of the project manual and specifications, unless incorporated in the drawings
  • Two copies of tested assemblies, unless shown on the drawings
  • For assembly spaces, one additional copy of the furniture and equipment layout showing the arrangement of tables and chairs