Permit Applications & Forms

The State of Ohio has adopted  the 2013 version of the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO). Consequently, some of the City’s handouts and brochures are in the process of being updated by City staff.  Please call 513 352-3313 if you have questions or need clarifications about any handout at our website.

Building Permit Application Forms & Informational Handouts

Informational Handouts


The Permit Application forms are created as PDFs that are optimized for printing directly from your browser.


Each permit application can be printed and faxed or hand-delivered to 3300 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45225. After inserting your specific information on the application and printing it, fax or hand-deliver the application to the appropriate location. If you need assistance completing the applications, contact 513-352-3271.

Permit Processing Fee

All permit applications will be assessed. A one-time, non-refundable fee is due at the time of application:

  •  $29: One-, two- and three-family dwelling
  •  $83: Multi-family & commercial

These fees are not applicable to all plumbing and HVAC Repair/Replace Application not requiring plans.

Same-Day Service For Certain Projects

A special Walk-Through service is available for reviewing applications for Building Permits related to small- and medium-sized tenant improvements, including signs, awnings, tents, fences and roofing work, and residential alterations and additions including decks, retaining walls, fences and roofing work.

Projects are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost for this service is $79 (1,2,3 family) and $441 (multi-family/commercial). These fees are in addition to the regular permit fees.