Building permits are typically required for:
•All new buildings
•Any additions to or modifications to existing buildings
•Any new or modifications to electrical, plumbing or HVAC
•Any new or modifications to fire alarms and fire suppression systems
•A new tenant to a commercial space to obtain an inspection to occupy (Contact the Small Business Advocate prior to signing a lease or purchase agreement for commercial property.)
•Changing the use and/or occupancy of a building (Contact the Small Business Advocate prior to signing a lease or purchase agreement for commercial property.)
•Nuisance structures designated by the Housing Inspection Division •Special inspection following a fire or other damage to a structure
•Demolition of a structure
•Accessory buildings, such as a garage or storage building.
•Temporary structures such as construction trailers or tents
•Construction or modifications to telecommunications structures, including cell towers and monopoles
Call 937-333-3883 if you have specific questions. Also see Building Permit Required page.