The Department of Building Regulations of Lucas County has been certified by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards to review and approve plans and inspect new construction and renovation of existing structures for all commercial structures and multi-family residences within the jurisdiction of the Department.

The Department of Building Regulations has contracted, through the Board of County Commissioners, the Villages of Harbor View, Holland, Ottawa Hills and Waterville, the City of Sylvania, and all of the townships within the County to perform plan review and inspections on new construction, both commercial and residential.

Ohio Building Code

All design and construction of commercial, industrial or multi-family structures within the jurisdiction of the Lucas County Building Regulations Department shall be done in conformance with the provisions of the Ohio Building Code (OBC).

The OBC does not apply to buildings owned by the United States Government, buildings used for military purposes, or buildings used for agricultural purposes.

To Obtain a Permit

Read more on obtaining a permit.

Topics include:
  • Construction drawings
  • Plans examination
  • Resubmittal
  • Approval
  • Issuance of a permit
  • And more