The City of Dayton uses the codes adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards as listed below.
Fire Alarm Code: 2016 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
Sprinkler Code: 2016 National Sprinkler Code (NFPA 13)
Commercial Building Code: 2017 Ohio Building Code
Plumbing Code: 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code
Mechanical Code: 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code
Electrical Code: 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
For links to online versions of the codes, go to
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The process begins by submitting a Building/Zoning Permit Application to the Building Inspection Division along with supporting documents. Those documents often include drawings showing a layout of the project, details of proposed demolition and installation, engineering design data, plan drawings and schematics.
Drawings for fire alarm and fire suppression system need only be provided in duplicate (two copies).