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How to obtain a building permit

Apply for building permits online at the Franklin County Online Permit Center or at the Franklin County Building Department located at 142 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Once an account is created, residents will have the ability to:

  • Apply for a permit
  • Check the status of your permit application
  • Pay permit fees online
  • Request an inspection
  • View scheduled inspections
  • Review inspection activity and results
To view a list of forms visit, https://development.franklincountyohio.gov/forms.

Franklin County Economic Development and Planning 

The Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department is responsible for issuing building permits for family residential structures and associated development. The State of Ohio issues commercial building permits.

Visit Franklin County  Economic Development and Planning or contact the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning office at (614) 525-3166 or building@franklincountyohio.gov.

Franklin County engineer Driveway permits

Norwich Township uses the Franklin County Engineer’s office to approve driveway improvements. Contact the Franklin County Engineers with questions and access the online Permit System for residential driveway permits.