One Courthouse Sq.
(3rd Floor of Office Bldg)
Bowling Green, OH
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING
PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION
GOVERNED BY THE 2019 RESIDENTIAL CODE OF OHIO FOR ONE, TWO & THREE
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:
The mailing address is:
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, OH 43402
In order to obtain a Building, Plumbing, Heating or Electrical Permit from
our office, the applicant will need to do the following:
- For all permits: Fill out the appropriate
application and pay the
- For Building Permits for new construction,
additions and/or alterations:
- Two sets of drawings, permit application
and fee shall be submitted to the Department. For smaller projects,
such as minor additions, garages, small storage structures or pole
buildings, drawings are
available from our office or our internet site for the applicant
to fill in and submit. When approved, both 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 the
second shall be maintained at the construction site by the permit
applicant. Only complete plans,
in accordance with the Residential Code of Ohio for One, Two & Three
Family Dwellings requirements, will
be reviewed. It shall be the responsibility of the permit applicant
to check the plan review status following submission of the drawings
- Each dwelling
shall be designed in accordance with the requirements of
the Residential Code of Ohio for One, Two & Three Family Dwellings.
Copies of the Residential Code are available at our office for review purposes only.
girders, columns, headers and beams non-uniformly loaded shall
be substantiated either by stamp or seal (Registered Engineer
or Architect) or by submission of established engineering calculations.
Uniformly loaded members shall be engineered or may be determined
by the appropriate tables in the Residential Code of Ohio for
One, Two & Three Family Dwellings.
- All footings
and/or pads not bearing on virgin soil (undisturbed soil condition)
shall be designed and substantiated either by stamp or seal (Registered
Engineer or Architect).
- In addition
to the above, drawings shall be to scale and shall show the size, span,
material and direction of run of all joists and rafters.
- No 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
- 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" or "Northwestern Water
& Sewer District " (NWWSD), supply our office
with the aproval permit number.
- Supply our office
with the parcel number for the land on which the construction will
- For Heating,
Plumbing and Electrical Permits: Drawings will normally have been
included with the building plans. If not, one copy of the sketch or
drawing may be submitted along with the application, and these permits
are issued immediately at the counter.
Property owners or contractors 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.
Contractors applying for electrical, plumbing, HVAC or refrigeration permits are required to have a valid State of Ohio license for that specific trade. Property owners are exempt from this requirement providing all work is personally performed by himself, and the premises is occupied or to be occupied by himself.
Work started without having applied for required permits will be subject
to double the original fee.