The Building Inspection Division administers several codes that provide the
citizens of Middletown the minimum standards for the construction of safe
buildings and promote a high quality of life, health and welfare. Among these
codes are building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical.
The Building code sets the minimum safety standards for all aspects of building
construction: structural, fire, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Building codes provide local government with a way to guard the public's
personal safety. Permits and inspections are necessary to verify that code
standards are met. Codes apply whether a professional contractor or a
"do-it-yourselfer" does the work.
Permits are required for new construction, additions, alterations and
remodeling, including swimming pools, decks and sheds. The Residential Code of
Ohio regulates the construction of one, two and three-family residential
dwellings and accessory buildings. All other types of buildings are regulated by
the Ohio Building Code.
When construction or remodeling work is complete, an inspector approves the
final project and issues a certificate of occupancy. This certificate formally
marks the completion of the project and changes the project from a construction
site to the use for which the permit was issued.
The Building Inspection Division is also required to license all contractors who
install, replace or alter electric, heating, air conditioning, plumbing systems,
water services, and sewer installations. Anyone who needs to hire the services
of a contractor can obtain a list of license holders from the Building
Inspection office. Building Inspection Division encourages anyone who is
contemplating a building project to contact them about the code requirements and
numbers of sets of plans that must be submitted.
Please contact us for more information.
The Division of Building Inspections can now notify via email when a permit is finalized or in violation. To request email notification send us your name, email address, and address for the permit.
The Building Inspections office is open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. For more information please email us or call (513) 425-7973.