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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.

Additional Contacts
Directions to our office
Parking Map for BZS

Citizen Access Portal


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

Online Permits

The City of Columbus offers several permits available for online purchase.

Currently, the following permits are available online:

  • Electrical permits - Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Family
    • Full permits associated to a building permit/approved plan review
    • Minor, limited scope permits
    • Stand-alone permit (requires inspection supervisor approval)
  • Mechanical Permits - Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Family
    • Full permits associated to a building permit/approved plan review
    • Minor, limited scope permits
    • Stand-alone permit (requires inspection supervisor approval)
  • Plumbing Permits - Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Family
    • Full permits associated to a building permit/approved plan review
    • Minor, limited scope permits
    • Stand-alone permit (requires inspection supervisor approval)

Be sure to check back frequently, as we are continuing to add additional permits to the online portal!

To view a user manual for the online permitting process, click here.

Prior to purchasing a permit online, register for an online account. To register, click the Citizen Access Portal then click the link in the upper right corner of the page marked "Register for an Account". Once your account is created, use your account credentials to log in and begin the online permitting process.

 Enter Citizen Access Portal