Contractor Licensing/Registration

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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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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


In order to perform fire alarm, detection equipment, or protection work, fire protection individuals and companies licensed by the State of Ohio must be registered with the City of Columbus.

Before making application to work in the City of Columbus as a fire certified installer and fire protection company, applicants must be licensed by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification for the type of certification for which application is being made.

If you do not currently hold the required state licenses, visit the State Fire Marshal’s website. Once you have obtained the required state licenses, you may proceed with the City of Columbus application process.

Registered fire protection companies are permitted to perform work for which the associated fire certified installer registration has been issued. Issuance of a City of Columbus fire certified installer registration shall be determined by the categories listed on the license issued by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification.

Due to the state licensure requirement, the City of Columbus does not require board approval for fire contractors. However, fire contractors may appear before the Skilled Trades Review Board for due process complaints (filed against or by the contractor).