One Courthouse Sq.
(3rd Floor of Office Bldg)
Bowling Green, OH
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING
PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION
GOVERNED BY THE OHIO BUILDING CODE
The Wood County Building Inspection Department is located on the third floor
of the County Office Building adjacent to the Courthouse. The office hours
are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Phone: (419) 354-9190, Fax:
(419) 373-6786. E-mail:
mailing address is:
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, OH 43402
In order to obtain a Building, Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Fire Alarm,
or Sprinkler Permit from our office, the applicant will need to do
- For all permits: Fill out the appropriate application
and pay the calculated fee.
- For Building Permits for new construction,
additions and/or alterations:
- Three sets of drawings, two sets of specifications
(if any), permit application and fee shall be submitted to the
Department. When approved, all sets of drawings will be stamped
and signed and the permit will be issued by the Department. One
set of drawings will be retained by the Department and one set
shall be maintained at the construction site by the permit applicant.
Only complete plans,
in accordance with the 2017 OHIO BUILDING CODE requirements, will be
reviewed. It shall be the responsibility of the permit applicant
to check the plan review status following submission of the drawings
- All new structures,
additions and renovations shall be designed in accordance with
the requirements of the 2017 OHIO BUILDING CODE.
- All documents
submitted for commercial projects shall show proof of responsibility
by a licensed professional. Drawings shall bear the stamp or seal of
an Architect or Engineer licensed to practice in the State of Ohio.
stuctural drawings shall show design loads and any calculations
required to demonstrate the structural integrity of the design,
as well as conformance to requirements of the OBC.
- In addition
to the above, drawings shall be to scale and shall show as much detail
as necessary in order to substantiate conformance to the OBC.
work is to commence at the job site until the building permits have
- Revisions to approved plans shall be by submission
of revised drawings for approval as outlined in item 1 above.
will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and no plans
will be "walked through" at the time of the application.
- Prior to the issuance of the Building Permit:
- A copy of the Zoning Permit
shall be submitted for our file.
- If a
Sanitary Sewer Permit or Septic Tank Permit has been required,
supply our office with the permit number.
- If a Water Tap
Permit is required for "Toledo Water", supply our office
with the Toledo permit number.
- Supply our office
with the parcel number for the land on which the construction will
- For Heating,
Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Permits: Drawings
should normally have been included with the building plans. If not, three copies of the drawings are required to be submitted along with the application, additional plan review fees, and sealed by a engineer or architect. These permits are issued subsequent to plan review and approval.
Property owner, architect, engineer or contractor may apply for the
above permits, which can be obtained by mail by including a stamped,
self-addressed envelope with the application and fee. However, no drawings
will be returned via mail from our office due to the volume and size
of the plans we receive. Permits issued for electrical, plumbing, heating, or refrigeration require a State of Ohio contractor’s license number.
Work started without having applied for required permits will be subject
to double the original fee and fines.