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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 
Please note that the Zoning Review room will be closed the last Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 PM for staff training. 
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OCILB Contractor (Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board)

The City of Columbus requires registration for any Ohio Construction Industry Licensed Contractors   (Electrical, Warm Air Heating, Refrigeration, Hydronics, Plumbing)

In order to work in the City of Columbus as an Electrical, HVAC, Refrigeration, Hydronics, and/or Plumbing contractor, applicants must be licensed by the State of Ohio, in the trade for which application is being made. If you do not currently hold the required state license(s), please click the link below. You will be redirected to the State of Ohio's website. Once you have obtained the required state license, you may proceed with the City of Columbus application process.

State of Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board  link to state requirements.

Due to the state licensure requirement, the City of Columbus does not require board approval for OCILB contractors. However, OCILB contractors may appear before Skilled Trades Review Board for the following reasons.

  1. Adjudications
  2. Due process complaints (filed against or by the contractor)

Related Code Information:

Below are a list of associated forms for an OCILB contractor:

OCILB Contractor Application  
City of Columbus Bond Form