Planning & Development
200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4015
(614) 342-4100 Fax

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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 in Columbus.

Fee Schedule

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.

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 Permit Application 
  • Two (2) copies of a survey with the location of the deck shown
  • Two (2) sets of drawings
  • 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
Commercial Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 Units or More


Building Permit - Residential 1, 2 & 3 Family (for addition, alteration, basement finish, new dwelling or new garage)
Building Permit - Commercial, Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 or More Units
Certificate of Occupancy
Deck Permit
Driveway Approach Permit
Electrical Permit - Residential 1, 2 & 3 Family Dwelling
Electrical Permit - Commercial, Industrial or Multi-Family of 4 or More Units
Gas Piping Permit
HVAC Permit
Plumbing Permit
Residential Roofing Permit
Shed Permit
Swimming Pool Permit


Ohio Building Code
Residential Code of Ohio
Residential Code of Ohio Amendments Effective July 1, 2014 & January 1, 2015
Ohio Residential Energy Code Compliance Methods
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