Ohio Building Code

Ohio Building Code, Permit and License Information

Updated: May 24, 2024

Ohio Building Code Agency

Ohio Department of Commerce
77 South High Street, 23rd Floor.
Columbus, OH 43215-6133

What Ohio Construction Codes and Editions Are Adopted:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Ohio Building Code Compliance Division performs plan reviews and on-site inspections for those commercial building projects not under the jurisdiction of a certified local building department and all State universities. Enforcement (Plan review & inspection) is also provided for industrial units (i.e. modular buildings). Enforcement of the Residential Code is limited to the local building departments. The Ohio Board of Building Standards certifies county, township and municipal building departments to enforce the State codes.

State inspectors exist for Industrial Units and plumbing, electrical and structural systems on projects not covered by certified local building departments.

See additional Statewide List of Building Codes here.

State Website https://ohio.gov/
State Licensing The state of Ohio requires 30 hours of continuing education courses before renewal of residential and commercial personnel certification within a three-year period. These include building officials, electrical inspectors, plans examiners, and building inspectors.
State Licensing Division https://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/OCILB.aspx
State Fire Marshall https://www.com.ohio.gov/fire/
State Environmental Permit https://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/serc
Ohio Building Code by County
Ohio Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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