The Department of Planning supports Gahanna’s growth through short-term efforts such as permitting and property compliance along with long-term planning and development review. The department is organized into three divisions, each with a unique focus that supports the City's vision for land use and future development.
The Division of Building is responsible for the review and issuance of building permits for commercial, residential, and trade work projects (electric, HVAC, gas, etc.). This division works closely with the community on projects by identifying applicable permits, reviewing plans for compliance with City and State building codes, and inspecting construction activities. For more information, visit the Building Division's page.
The Division of Code Enforcement is responsible for the inspection of property for compliance with maintenance standards along with managing the Rental Registration program. This division works closely with the community by identifying nuisance or maintenance code violations, working with property owners on addressing violations, and issuing residential rental permits. For more information, visit the Code Enforcement Division's page.
The Division of Zoning is responsible for the review and issuance of zoning permits along with development applications for Planning Commission and City Council. This division works closely with the community on projects by reviewing compliance with the Zoning Code, recommending or issuing zoning approvals, and evaluating project alignment with the City's Land Use Plan. For more information, visit the Zoning Division's page.