Plan Review, Permits and Inspections

Contact Info Mechanical Inspection Supervisor      
Micheal A. Roush     
mechanicalinfo@columbus.gov 
Office: 614-645-3044 
Fax: 614-645-2424


Mechanical Inspection Field Supervisor 
Robert E. O'Brian               
mechanicalinfo@columbus.gov 
Office: 614-645-7613
Fax: 614-645-2424 

Mechanical Inspection Field Supervisor 
Craig D. Amick                
mechanicalinfo@columbus.gov 
Office: 614-645-2215 
Fax: 614-645-2424  

Mechanical Inspections

Mechanical inspections determine that appliances, equipment, and systems are installed in accordance with code.

COVID-19 Inspection Update

Replacement furnace and water heater inspections can begin to be scheduled May 11th, 2020.  Residential occupancies that are unoccupied will continue to be inspected using our normal inspection procedures, but occupied residential occupancies will be done via a virtual inspection using one of several available live media streaming options. 

 

When performing replacement inspections of occupied residences during the COVID-19 Emergency the following protocol will be observed:

 

  • 1.Inspectors will contact the customer prior to the inspection and ask if someone in the home has a fever (≥100.4º) or flu-like symptoms.  If the answer is yes, the inspection will be cancelled and noted accordingly in the comments of the inspection results.
  • 2.Only one person will be permitted to greet and accompany the inspector and must wear a face covering.  If the home owner refuses to wear a face covering, they must remove themselves from the inspection area and allow the contractor to handle the inspection, or it will not be performed. 
  • 3.The customer or contractor will be asked to open doors to the inspection and maintain social distancing at all times.  If the 6 foot distancing is not possible, the customer will be asked to remove themselves from the area once all doors are opened. 
  • 4.Inspectors will also be required to wear a face covering.

 

For inspections that cannot be performed due to the health condition of the customer or refusal of the customer to follow the protocol, they may be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Mechanical inspections are required for such work as installations of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), refrigeration, fuel-gas piping, hydronics, exhaust, and pre-fabricated fireplaces. 

Below you will find applications, publications, inspection scheduling contact numbers and external links to information specific to the mechanical trade.

To schedule a mechanical inspection: 
Phone: 614-645-8235 or Fax: 614-645-2424

To cancel a scheduled Inspection:  
Phone: 614-645-7847 and Fax: 614-645-2099 

Check out some of the relevant mechanical Construction Industry Communications.
CIC-02 Clothes Dryer Exhaust  
CIC-03 Lead Time Inspections  
CIC-31 Emergency Work Permitting  
CIC-32 MEP Permit Apps.  
CIC-41 MLS Inspection Process  

This link is to a listing where you can find all of the Construction Industry Communications.
 
Documents & Forms  
Mechanical Permit Application  
Inspection Request Form      
Emergency Work Contact List     
Contractor Compliant Form  
Fire Protection Request Form   
NFPA 72 Record of Completion Form  
NFPA 72 Inspection and Test Form
Fire suppression inspection procedures manual  
Basic inspection information  
Working without a permit affidavit  
Inspection Log Form
 
Industry Links  
International Code Council   
2017 Ohio Mechanical  Code  
2015 International Fuel Gas Code  
2012 International Energy Conservation Code  
Building Services Piping Testing Requirements :
U.S. Department of Energy  
Mechanical Contractors Association of Central Ohio (MCACO)  
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)  
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)  
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineer (ASHRAE)  
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)  
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)