Commercial projects occur on appropriately zoned property and do not include one, two or three family dwelling units. Commercial projects not requiring permits include (but are not limited to):
- One story detached accessory structures, less than one hundred and twenty square feet
- Maintenance and/or Minor Repair
- Process equipment and associated wiring and piping
- Portable, heating, ventilation and cooling equipment
- Interior Finishes not regulated by this code
Permits are issued and inspections are performed for commercial projects to ensure the safety of those who will be occupying or using those properties. Construction documents are reviewed for compliance with the 2011 Ohio Building Code. See Frequently Asked Questions for a complete listing of codes and applicable standards.
Permit fees depend on the type of project. Permits must be paid for and issued prior to the commencement of construction. Any individual contracted to perform work must be registered in their particular field, where registration is required (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc.). All contractors should check with the City of Dublin to determine whether registration is required for the work that they are performing.
Apply for building permits at the Building Standards offices located at 5800 Shier Rings Road. Permit Forms may be obtained either at the office location or online. Fees will be assessed at the time that the permit is available for pick-up.
The City of Dublin has organized a cross functional team called Review Services to perform both commercial and residential plan reviews. The team is comprised of specialists from Planning, Engineering, and the Washington Township Fire Department and Building Standards.
Construction Documents need to be submitted as part of the application to Building Standards. Expedited reviews (Walk-throughs) are available, by appointment only, for certain types and sizes of projects. Phased plan approvals are also available for certain types and sites of projects.