Planning & Building

Building and Department Specific Operations beginning May 11
Safety precautions outlined in the Initial Reopening Plan apply to all open City facilities.

 Please make every attempt to conduct business on the phone, by email or virtual meeting.
Specific staff contact phone numbers and emails are available here

Planning & Building
Weekday hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Phone 614-431-2424 or email or

  • The public is encouraged to conduct business by phone, email or online whenever possible.
  • Appointments can be made if a person needs to conduct business in person.
  • Because of limited space, the lobby is restricted to one person inside at a time.
  • All applications and materials that must be dropped off in person must be placed in the marked drop box in the lobby. All applications will be processed the following business day.  
  • In most instances, in-person building inspections will not be conducted in occupied buildings. Some inspections may be conducted virtually. Please email for information about your specific circumstance.


The Planning & Building Department focuses on land use planning, zoning and building regulation. It contains two divisions, Planning and Building Regulation.

The Division of Planning:
The Division of Building Regulation:
The Department works closely with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping function of the City.