Building Regulations

Access various permits, documents, and information about building regulations in Springfield, Ohio.

**Every contractor license issued or renewed expires on December 31 of the year issued or last renewed. Contractors may apply to renew their license for the next year, between November 15 – December 31 for a $200.00 renewal fee.  After this time period, a fee of $300.00 is required to renew a contractor license.

***Inspection requests should be made directly with Building Department personnel.  Please do not leave inspection requests on voicemail.  

Plan Submittal

Process for submitting plans as of July 1, 2018

Submission of Plans


Plan Submittal Process

Please send plans to  Please include the following:

  • Application submitted with electronic drawings.
  • Send full set of drawings in PDF format.
  • Scope of work to accompany drawings.
  • Any drawings not submitted under these guidelines will be refused.

**No specification books or bid information to be included with plans these need to be submitted separately.


Revision of Plans
  • Submit full set of drawings.
  • Attach revision sheet to include answers to questions from previous review.
  • Reference page and cloud all revisions on drawings.
  • Any drawings not submitted under these guidelines will be refused.
Inspection Information
Permit Applications

A permit is not required for routine maintenance work or cosmetic improvements such as carpet, painting, vinyl siding, replacement of cabinets, replacement of same-size windows, fences, residential storage buildings 200 square feet in size or smaller, etc.

Note: Fences must meet zoning restrictions regarding height and placement.

A permit is required for new construction, demolition and any alteration, addition, repair or renovation beyond basic cosmetic improvements. Separate permits are required for any work in the following areas: building (including reroofing), heating-ventilation-air conditioning, electrical, demolition, fire detection and suppression, signs, plumbing, swimming pools over 36 inches deep or moving a building. Failure to obtain the proper permits can result in financial penalties and/or orders to remove unauthorized construction work or installations.

Permit fees are accepted via cash, check, or credit card.

General Information
Permit Applications
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