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Welcome to the Franklin County Online Permit Center

Residential Building Permits for all townships and Zoning Permits for select townships.



Commercial Zoning Compliance Applications - Now Available! (12/4/23)

  • You can now apply and pay for commercial zoning compliance applications online.
  • These are only for commercial property in unincorporated Franklin County (not city/village) and not in the following townships: Blendon, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Plain, Prairie, Washington (must obtain zoning compliance through their departments).

Contractor Registration - Now Available! (10/17/22)

  • Check out this guide for how to register and/or renew an existing Electric, General, or HVAC registration.
  • Renewals for next year are not available until November 1st (must also be registered for this year or else wait until January 1st).
  • If you do not see an existing registration, contact the Building Department for an access code as it may be associated with a different Portal account.

Updated permit submission (12/02/21)

  • You can now start an application and then submit it whenever it is ready for submission (application will remain incomplete until it is submitted).
  • Note: if you have already submitted a permit through the Portal and are awaiting a response, please do not submit the same one again.

Choosing your email notifications (12/02/21)

  • Check out this guide on how to make sure you're signed up for all email notifications.

Building Permits

Franklin County has adopted the 2019 Residential Code of Ohio, which only regulates 1, 2, and 3 family dwellings/residential homes. Zoning compliance requirements and commercial building permits vary by jurisdiction.

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Zoning Compliance

Important: We do not review zoning compliance submissions for cities, villages, or the following townships (contact their zoning departments for more info)

  • Blendon
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Perry
  • Plain
  • Prairie
  • Washington

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