Effective July 08, 2016 the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations, Board of Building Standards, granted Clinton Township the authority to enforce the Ohio Building Code (OBC).  The OBC regulates all construction types and uses except for residential one-, two- and three-family structures.


All fire protection systems and building plans must be submitted to the Clinton Township Building Department. Plan review and comments are required by both the Building Department and Fire Code Official prior to the initiation of any construction. All permits and fees must be paid in full prior to any demolition or construction.


All contractors found working without an approved permit shall be charged four times the permit fee.

So you can plan your job accordingly, please remember plan review can take up to 30 days.

If you have questions regarding your fees or plan review please contact:

Jonathan O’Connor, Code Compliance Officer
3820 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43224
Phone: (614) 612-0712
Fax: (614) 476-9700

Fees can be paid by check only at 3820 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224



For all items inspected by the Building Department, the applicant must provide four sets of plans, application, approved zoning compliance, and a non-refundable deposit of $225.00.

Fees are due and payable upon receipt of approved plans or notice during construction.


Part 1 – Plan Examination Fee: Plan examination fee will be assessed according to the following schedule and will cover the cost of plan review by the plan examiner:

$75.00 / hour plus $100.00 Township Administration fee.


Part 2 – Permit Fees: New Building, Additions, and Renovations

  1. Permits for new buildings, additions, and renovations to existing buildings shall be issued to include only the work shown on the approved plans or specifications.
  2. Fees for the new buildings, additions and/or renovations to existing buildings shall be based on floor or surface area to be computed as follows:
  3. All floor or surface areas including garage, and basement and floors measured to the outside dimensions at each floor level.
  4. Crawl spaces and attic areas shall not be included.
  5. In buildings or areas where there are not walls, the area enclosed by the outside dimensions of the supporting columns shall be included.
  6. In buildings or area where a roof is supported by a single row of columns, the horizontal projected area of the roof shall be included.
  7. Square footage fee schedule applies to area of work for addition and renovation projects.


Base Fee (Charge) Plus Each 100 s.f.

General                                                $250.00                    $9.00

Electrical                                             $250.00                    $5.45

Sprinkler/Fire-suppression            $250.00                    $5.45

HVAC / Refrigeration                      $250.00                    $5.45

Fire Alarm                                          $250.00                    $5.20 per device


Plus $100.00 Township Administration Fee

Minor (Minimum) Permit Fee: Renovation in area less than 100 s.f. for building or where a limited amount of work is to be performed for:

Structural: Less than 100 s.f. $200.00

Signs: Includes foundation, electrical and final inspection $150.00

Electric: Less than 6 fixtures/devices $150.00

HVAC: Less than 6 fixtures/devices or tying into existing ductwork $150.00


Part 3 – Miscellaneous Fees:

Occupancy (Commercial) A requested inspection for the purpose of checking for compliance with; or changing the use group or occupancy of an existing commercial building with no work proposed which would otherwise require a building permit. $250.00

Annual Inspections Where an inspection is required by the State, the County or the Township $200.00

After-Hours Inspections Per hour and per inspector $250.00 / Hr.

Penalty Fee Assessed when building, electrical, heating or refrigeration work commences without a permit. Permit fee x 4

Re-inspection Per occurrence $150.00

Inspection Card Replacement of card $50.00

Transfer Per permit, per transfer $200.00

Permit Renewal After one – year $300.00

Preliminary Plan Review Per hour $100.00

Certificate of Occupancy

1. Final certificate is due and payable with Commercial building permit fee $75.00

2. 60 Day Temporary Certificate of Occupancy $500.00

Variance $200.00

Temporary Electric Service $150.00

Any and all applicable Sate Fees TBD