Building Division

200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230 | (614) 342-4010 | Fax (614) 342-4100
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

The Building Division issues permits, reviews plans, inspects construction and enforces building regulations. The department consists of the Chief Building Official and Plans Examiner, Building and Heating Inspector, and contract electrical and building inspectors and plans examiners. Plumbing plan review and inspections are performed by Franklin County Board of Health.

Information for Contractors - Requesting Inspections
Please call the Building Department at (614) 342-4010 and press 1 to leave your inspection request on the voice mail.  Please be sure to include all required information including permit number, project address, type of inspection you are requesting, the date you will be ready for inspection, and a contact name and phone number.  Please note:  if you omit any of the requested information, it may delay the scheduling of your inspection.  IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE AN ACCURATE PERMIT NUMBER WHEN REQUESTING AN INSPECTION.

Information for Contractors - Roofing Permits and Licensing/Registration of Roofing Contractors
As of June 1, 2013, the City of Gahanna Building Division requires permits for reroofing.  This change was made in accordance with the Ohio Board of Building Standards memo regarding roof replacement dated May 16, 2013.  The permit fee for residential roofing is $75.75.  The permit fee for commercial roofing work will be based on the total cost of the reroofing.  Contractors should deduct items such as gutter and downspout replacement from their total.  Roofing contractors will be required to be registered with the City of Gahanna as of January 1, 2014.

There are regulations concerning contractors doing work under the Ohio Building Code. Please click here for further information.

Requirements for Permit Applications

Building Fees
A fee is charged to recover the City’s administrative costs for enforcement of codes related to building, development, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits and zoning applications and processing. Authority to assess such fees is contained within City Code Chapter 148. Click here for the complete list of Building fees.

Building fees can be paid by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.


Deck, Shed and Fence Permits Brochure
  • Deck Permit Application 
  • Two (2) copies of a survey with the location of the deck shown
  • Two (2) sets of drawings
Deck, Shed and Fence Permits Brochure
  • Shed Permit Application 
  • Two (2) copies of a survey with location of shed shown
  • Copy of manufacturers brochure or drawing
One, Two, & Three Family New Building, Addition, Alteration, Basement Finish, or Garage
Building & Remodeling your Single-Family Home Brochure
Commercial Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 Units or More
Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Family Construction Brochure


1, 2 & 3 Family New Dwellings (BIA Form)
1, 2 & 3 Family Dwelling Permit - for additions, alterations, basement finish, re-roofing or new garage
Commercial, Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 or More Units - Building Permit
HVAC Permit
Plumbing Permit
Gas Piping Permit 
Electrical Permit - Residential 1, 2 & 3 Family Dwellings
Electrical Permit - Commercial, Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 or More Units
Swimming Pool Permit
Deck Permit
Shed Permit 


Energy Code for Residential Structures
Franklin County Public Health
Franklin County Recorder
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Development Department
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
Ohio Consumers' Counsel