Get a Permit Before You Start
Residents need to apply for a permit when constructing a patio, fence, sport court or other exterior improvement. A Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval application form along with a scaled site plan showing the proposed work needs to be submitted to Planning at 5800 Shier Rings Road. If you have any questions contact Planning at 614.410.4600. Applications are reviewed by Engineering and Zoning for compliance with applicable regulations and typically take 5 days to review, but allow up to 2 weeks. The fee for 2013 is $60.
Emerald Ash Borer
Property owners, both corporate and otherwise, are encouraged to remove their dead or dying ash trees as soon as practical. Commercial property owners should contact Brian Martin, Zoning Inspector, at 614.410.4660 regarding replacement or with any questions. Some trees are required to be replaced but we strongly encourage tree for tree replacement where not required. Residents can contact the City Forester’s Office at 614.410.4700.
When our Code Enforcement Officers investigate a potential violation, they do the following:
- Inspect the property
- Photograph potential violation(s)
- Send a notice of violation to the property owner
- Re-inspect the property to ensure compliance