Columbus, Ohio Building Codes

Building Codes References

• Ohio has adopted a state-wide building code, the Ohio Building Code (OBC). Copies are available from The International Code Council, (800) 786-4452.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2007 OBC (2006 IBC) and Columbus Building CodeOBC Online and CBC Online
Structural Code2007 OBC (2006 IBC) and Columbus Building CodeOBC Online and CBC Online
Plumbing Code2007 Ohio Plumbing Code (2006 IPC) and Columbus Building CodeOBC Online and CBC Online
Mechanical Code2007 Ohio Mechanical Code (2006 IMC) and Columbus Building CodeOBC Online and CBC Online
Electrical Code2007 OBC (NEC 2008 - NFPA 70)OBC Online and CBC Online
Accessibility Code2007 OBC (ADAAG )OBC Online and CBC Online
Energy Code2007 Ohio Building Code (2006 IECC)OBC Online and CBC Online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1-1996 (Ohio Building Code 2002)OBC Online and CBC Online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralSenior Structural Inspector
Phone: (614) 645-8235
PlumbingSenior Plumbing Inspector
Phone: (614) 645-8355
MechanicalSenior HVAC Inspector
Phone: (614) 645-8138
ElectricalSenior Electrical Inspector
Phone: (614) 645-8265
AccessibilitySenior Plans Examiner
Phone: (614) 645-5632
EnvironmentalState of Ohio, EPA
Phone: (614) 644-2160
Fire MarshalAssistant Chief
Phone: (614) 645-8308
ZoningZoning Officer
Phone: (614) 645-7849
PlanningPlanning Division
Phone: (614) 645-8664
City AttorneyAssistant City Attorney
Phone: (614) 645-7385
Public WorksPublic Service Director
Phone: (614) 645-8290
Parks/RecreationPlanning and Design Administrator
Phone: (614) 645-3310
Building codes are also available for these other Ohio municipalities: