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As of August 2023, the City no longer requires contractors to register or renew their registration to file for building permits. Contractors will be asked to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance with a minimum amount of $500,000 with their building permit application.
Permit application forms can be completed and paid for online. Application fees may be paid by cash in-person and check or credit card in-person and online.
If construction plans are required with the permit application, the following number of 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.
For plumbing inspections, please get in touch with Franklin County Public Health online or at 614-525-3160.
Applicants can create an account and request inspections online or by contacting the Building Division at 614-342-4010 for all other inspections. Inspections submitted online will confirm the request and allow the applicant to track the status.
Depending on the type of inspection, the City may conduct the inspection or it may be handled by another group. The following is a summary of the different inspection types:
Additional inspections can be purchased online or by contacting the Building Division at 614-342-4010.
Applicants can track their permits online once they’ve created an account.
All permit and inspection fees are listed in the Fee Schedule (PDF). Each building permit includes a specific number of inspections that are covered by the base fee. Additional inspections or reinspections are paid for at a rate of $150 per hour ($200 for after-hours) of inspection required.
The City evaluates compliance of building permits with several codes. Provided below is a list of applicable building codes: