Building Department Permits

Many projects require both Zoning Approval and a Building Permit.  Please check carefully to ensure that you secure the correct permissions for your project.  There is a chart below to help with the most common projects.  If you have questions, please call or email Leonard Lewis (614.409.4407) or Stacey Boumis (614.409.4405) for assistance.

Residential

Commercial

Other Applications

List of Common Projects

PROJECT
PERMIT(S) NEEDED
COST
Air conditioning; Heat pump; Furnace; Boiler
Heating and Cooling
Replacement – $0
New – $50
Carport
Zoning & Building
Zoning – $0
Building – Based on square footage
Chimney; Porch; Ramp; Stairs with 4 or more risers
Building
Based on square footage
Deck ; Covered Porch; Three Season Room
Zoning & Building
Zoning – $0
Building – Based on square footage
Driveway
Driveway
Driveway – Based on width of drive
Driveway approach
Right of Way
$25
Electrical circuits; Rewiring or extensions of existing circuits; New temporary or permanent services
Electrical
Varies – minimum charge of $40.40 for alterations
Fence
Fence
$0
Gazebo; Greenhouse
Zoning & Building
Zoning – $0
Building – Based on square footage
Patio slab
Zoning
$0
Residential dwelling unit including new construction, additions, and remodel/repair involving structural elements
Zoning & Building
Varies based on square footage
Roof; Siding; Window
Building
$0
Shed under 144 square feet
Zoning
$0
Shed over 144 square feet
Zoning & Building
Zoning – $0
Building – Based on square footage
Sidewalks
Right of Way
$25.00
Swimming pool; Hot tub
Zoning & Electrical
Zoning – $0
Electrical – $40.40
Water heater
Plumbing
$35.00