Ohio Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

Ohio Board of Building Standards
6606 Tussing Road
Phone: (614) 644-2223


Ohio Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

State Website http://ohio.gov/
State Licensing Licensing is done at the local level. Licenses required for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, heating, and hydronics trades.
State Building Code The State of Ohio has adopted the 2006 International Building Code, the 2006 International Residential Code, the 2006 International Fire Code, the 2006 International Mechanical Code, the 2006 Intnernational Plumbing Code, the 2006 International Fuel Gas Code, and the 2006 Intnerational Energy  Conservation Code.

For commercial buildings the State of Ohio has, with amendments, adopted statewide the 2006 editions of IBC, IMC, IPC and IFC, and by reference, the ICC/ANSI A117.1‐
2004 and the 2006 edition of the IFGC. The 2006 IECC for commercial buildings has been adopted with a prescriptive package. The 2006 IRC with amendments has been adopted statewide for 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings. Enforcement of the Ohio Building Codes is mandatory statewide for all buildings except 1, 2 and three family dwellings. The Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) is required statewide for jurisdictions that enforce a building code for 1, 2 and/or 3 family dwellings.

State Licensing Division http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/OCILB.aspx
State Fire Marshall http://www.com.ohio.gov/fire/
State Environmental Permit http://www.epa.state.oh.us/


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