Building and Zoning 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 (614) 491-1080.

List of Common Projects

PROJECT
PERMIT(S) NEEDED
COST
Air Conditioning; Heat Pump; Furnace; Boiler
Heating and Cooling
Replacement – $0
New – $65
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 $75 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 196 square feet
Zoning
$0
Shed 196 square feet or more
Zoning & Building
Zoning – $0
Building – Based on square footage
Sidewalks
Right of Way
$25.00
Permanent Swimming Pool; Hot tub
Zoning & Electrical
Zoning – $0
Electrical – $75
Building – $150
Water Heater
Plumbing
Fee established by Franklin County Public Health

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