Notice to Permit Applicants: Beginning January 1, 2023, the Division of Building will strengthen our enforcement of existing plan submittal requirements. Any plans submitted with a permit application must be submitted as both a digital PDF copy and the required number of physical paper copies. This requirement applies to any permit applications which include plans for review and applies to both the initial submittal and any resubmittals required. A permit or occupancy will not be granted until all required digital and physical documents have been received. For questions, please call 614-342-4010.

Application Process for Building Permits

The Building Division issues permits, reviews plans, inspects construction and enforces building regulations. Plumbing plan review and inspections are performed by Franklin County Public Health and not by the City. However, plumbing permit applications are required to be submitted to the City for review. Building contractors and residents can apply, pay for and obtain their residential and commercial building permits online. If construction plans are required with the permit application, paper copies must be submitted after applying for the permit online. Please refer to the appropriate section of the City Code when completing an application. Contact us at 614-342-4010 or email the Building Division with any questions.


Permitting Applications

Residential 1, 2 & 3 Family Dwelling Permits 

(for Addition, Alteration, Basement Finish, New Dwelling or New Garage)

Two copies of a survey with the location of the proposed project shown along with two sets of drawings must be submitted with the residential building permit application.



Call the Building Division at 614-342-4010 and press 1 to leave your inspection request on the voicemail. Please be sure to include the following information: permit number, project address, type of inspection being requested, date of requested inspection, contact name and contact phone number. Omission of any information may delay the scheduling of the inspection. It is the contractor's responsibility to provide an accurate permit number when requesting an inspection. Please note, electrical inspections are only performed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Inspection requests must be received by 4 pm for the following day.