Building Regulations

Building Regulations

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

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.

 

General Information
Permit Applications
Part 13 - Building Code
Frequently Asked
How long does it take to resolve a property maintenance complaint? - Each circumstance is different. When a notice of violation is issued, it must include a compliance deadline. If compliance is not achieved by that time, the officer/inspector may take the next step, which may involve civil fines.
What department do I contact to become a licensed contractor? - You may contact the City of Springfield, Community Development Department, Division of Building Regulations at (937) 324-7388 or visit 76 E. High St., 2nd Floor of City Hall, Building Regulations Counter.
Where can I file a complaint against a contractor? - You may contact the City of Springfield, Community Development Department, Division of Building Regulations at (937) 324-7388 or visit 76 E. High St., 2nd Floor of City Hall, Building Regulations Counter.
Who do I contact to check if a contractor is licensed? - You may contact the City of Springfield, Community Development Department, Division of Building Regulations at (937) 324-7388 or visit 76 E. High St., 2nd Floor of City Hall, Building Regulations Counter.
Where can I obtain a list of building, plumbing and electrical contractors? - You may contact the City of Springfield, Community Development Department, Division of Building Regulations at (937) 324-7388 or visit 76 E. High St., 2nd Floor of City Hall, Building Regulations Counter.
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Mr. Jene Gaver

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