Applications & Fees

Permits & Inspections

The City of Groveport Building Department issues permits and performs inspections for all phases of commercial and residential construction. Permits can be obtained during office hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inspections can be scheduled by calling 614-830-2045, 24 hours a day. Inspections called in before 9 a.m. may be scheduled for the same day, unless it requires the Fire Department to be on site for the inspection.

The Building Department uses State adopted codes, industry standards and City ordinances to ensure the protection of life, health, property and general welfare of the citizens of Groveport. We issue permits for all construction and renovation projects, such as decks, additions, alterations, new and replacement electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. It takes everyone in the community to keep our homes, schools, offices, stores and buildings safe. Please involve the Building Department with your project early as we are an important ally in a successful project.

Before the start of any work, an owner/authorized agent must submit construction documents detailing the proposed work and an application to the Building Department to be reviewed for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. When the construction documents are fully compliant, the owner/authorized agent will receive a certificate of plan approval and a permit for the proposed work, which gives legal permission to start construction of a building project. Fees are paid when you submit construction drawings for review. By obtaining approvals you have taken the first step towards ensuring your safety and the investment value of your property.

After approvals have been obtained, on-site inspections conducted by building inspectors are required to ensure work conforms to the approved construction documents. During the on-site inspections you will have access to a building inspector who will provide expertise and will help you with any questions and concerns. Upon completion of the proposed work and the required inspections, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued to the owner/ permit holder. 

Inspections are required with each project to ensure that plans are implemented as approved in accordance with the adopted Building Code. The inspection can be thought of as the final step of the approval process. Because there are two different types of construction (non-residential and residential), and they each have different elements. Within each category there are different inspection types, such as electrical, footing, and HVAC. 

The Residential Code of Ohio for One-, Two-, and Three-Family Dwellings is available from the International Code Council (ICC) at 888-422-7233 or from Thomson/West Publications at 800-363-4500. 

The Ohio Building Code, Ohio Plumbing Code, and Ohio Mechanical Code for Non-Residential Buildings is available online at or purchased from the International Code Council online at

Madison Township Services

The Building Department also provides Commercial building permit services by contract to Madison Township. Learn more by contacting:

Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department
150 S. Front St
FSL Suite 10
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-525-3094

Franklin County Economic Development


If you have any questions on how to fill out the forms in this section, please call the Building Department at 614-830-2045, and we will assist you.