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Columbus, OH 43215   
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2019 Observed Holidays

January 1         New Year's Day

January 21       MLK Jr Day

February 18     President's Day

May 27            Memorial Day

July 4              Independence Day

September 2    Labor Day

November 11   Veterans Day

November 28   Thanksgiving Day

December 25   Christmas Day


The State of Ohio, through the Board of Building Standards, has adopted the 2017 Ohio Building Code (OBC) effective November 1, 2017.  The links below referencing existing OBC codes may not yet be updated.  To access the current version with the newest changes, click here.


Please follow the links to reference Columbus City Codes.

Adopted Building Codes

Commercial & Residential 4 Family and Greater Buildings

2017 Ohio Building Code with latest amendments/updates as issued by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards. Columbus Building Code (CBC) (latest on-line version of local code for permits and licenses) Referenced codes applicable for OBC 2017 (Partial List)

2017 Ohio Plumbing Code
2017 Ohio Mechanical Code
2017 National Electric Code (NEC) – NFPA 70)
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible And Useable Buildings And Facilities
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
ASHRAE 90.1 2010
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
Automatic Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
Ohio Fire Code 2017
OBC - Residential Code(RCO)2013

Residential – One, two and three family buildings
2013 Residential Code(RCO)1/1/2013
Columbus Building Code (CBC) (latest on-line version of local code for permits and licenses)
Referenced codes applicable for OBC - Residential Code (Partial List)
2011 Ohio Plumbing Code
2014 National Electric Code (NEC – NFPA 70)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2016 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13, 13R, 13D)
(Most codes listed are available for purchase from the ICC at www.iccsafe.org)
ICC/ANSI  A117.1-09 Accessible And Useable Buildings And Facilities