Planning is responsible for issuing a wide range of permits for various activities and site related projects. Permit applications may be printed and submitted to Planning at any time. Please call 614.410.4600 or visit Planning at 5800 Shier Rings Road, to obtain advice regarding the completion of these forms.
Guidelines for Completing Permit Forms
Please find below the forms required for permits issued by Planning. Permits are not subject to application day filing deadlines, but other requirements may apply. Please contact or visit Planning to obtain any advice regarding the completion of these forms or, if the form you need is not available online.
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The following lists the permits issued by Planning. Fees for these permits are noted here 2013 Fees. Additional information about permit requirements is noted below.
A block party to request allows residents having a block party for neighborhood block parties.
Certificates of Zoning Plan Approval (CZPA) allow the City to ensure that the required development standards are met before construction of certain structures begins. Certificates of Zoning Plan Approval are required for:
- Fences (fences surrounding swimming pools are considered pool barriers and are reviewed for zoning compliance as part of the building permit for a swimming pool)
- Patios, seating walls, and retaining walls
- Driveway configuration or pavement material modifications
- Storage sheds, decks, gazebos, trellises, arbors, pergolas, or other detached accessory structures on residential properties less than 200 square feet in area
- Detached accessory structures on non-residential properties, less than 120 square feet in area
- Generators and HVAC units
- Roof and siding replacement, if specific requirements exist for the lot in question. Contact Planning at 614-410-4600 to determine whether this applies to your lot.
- Hot tubs
- Temporary signs
- Model homes
- Outdoor sales displays
- Outdoor Seasonal Plant Display (permits must be renewed every year and are valid March 1 – November 1)
A complete submission is required for review of a CZPA application, including the following information:
- One complete Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval form, signed by the property owner
- One copy of a scaled site plan drawn in ink to an engineer’s scale (i.e. – one inch = 20 feet), showing and labeling all:
- Property lines, building lines, easements, no build/disturb zones, or tree preservation area, etc.
- Existing structures on the site
- Proposed work, dimensioned and labeled (all distances from the proposed work to all property lines shall be drawn and labeled)
- Need help drawing to scale? Use the Drawing Board or the Print Scaled Site Plan to help you.
The approximate review time for a Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval is one week. The applicant will be notified by telephone upon completion of the review. Fees shall be paid by cash or check at the time the approved Certificate is obtained. Upon completion of construction, a final inspection may be required.
Call Planning at 614.410.4600 or stop by 5800 Shier-Rings Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for more information. Apply in person or fax the application to 614.410.4747.
Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval are required for commercial and residential fences not related to the construction of a swimming pool. The application for the Certificate requires a scaled and dimensioned site plan showing the location, materials, and design details of the proposed fence. A separate permit is required if the fence exceeds six feet in height.
Garage and yard sales within the city require a permit, allowing the sale of goods in residential zoning districts for not more than three days. Garage sale permits are $5.00, plus $1.00 per garage sale sign up to a maximum of three signs per location. Only signs issued by the City may be used, except for signs displayed on the property where the sale is occurring. Signs may be posted one day prior to the sale and should be removed promptly when complete. Sale hours are restricted to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only two Garage Sale permits can be issued for a single address in any 12-month period. Should a group of 10 or more homes within the same neighborhood wish to combine their garage or yard sales, the cost is $3.00 per home. A community representative may purchase the permits and will need each participating homeowner’s name, address and fee at the time of the purchase.
Home occupation permits allow certain unobtrusive home-based businesses to operate in residential zoning districts provided the requirements of Zoning Code Section 153.073(B) are met.
An approved Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval is required prior to the construction of a residential patio.
A peddler/solicitor permit is required to solicit funds or sale items door-to-door in residential zoning districts.
A charitable/group fund raising permit is required for door-to-door solicitation within the City of Dublin.
All residential model homes and sales offices require approval of a Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval (CZPA) to ensure that the standards of Zoning Code Section 153.074(D) are met.
A right-of-way solicitation permit is required for solicitation by charitable organizations within the public right-of-way.
A seasonal business permit is required for temporary sale of Christmas trees and pumpkins, not to exceed 40 days annually.
Permits are required to display any signs, permanent or temporary, within the City of Dublin, with the exception of residential real estate and governmental signs and other signs listed in Zoning Code Section 153.157.
Signs are not permitted within public rights-of-way or on trees, utility poles, or street signs. Signs are limited to three colors. Improperly placed signs will be removed by Planning and stored at 5800 Shier Rings Road for a period of not more than 30 days.
Neon or neon-lookalike signs, signs on vehicles and/or trailers, and signs with changeable copy (expect gasoline station prices) are prohibited in Dublin.
Contact Planning at 614.410.4600 for more information regarding sign regulations.
A permanent sign permit is required for all permanent ground and building-mounted signs.
A temporary sign permit is required for signs not exceeding one year in duration. These include temporary development signs, commercial for sale or lease signs, grand opening banners, and special event signs.
All details related to fences used as barriers to secure a swimming pool (commercial and residential) must be included with the building permit application that is filed for the construction of the swimming pool. A separate Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval is no longer required.
Applicants submitting a building permit for a swimming pool are required to submit for the construction of the State of Ohio required pool barrier simultaneously. Pool contractors can still subcontract the pool barrier to a fence contractor, but the barrier details must be included with the pool permit application. This allows the City to ensure the barrier is properly constructed as part of the final occupancy inspection of the swimming pool.
A tree removal permit is required prior to removal of any protected tree with the exception of trees on privately owned residential property that are not located in no-disturb zones. Contact Planning at 614.410.4600 for more information regarding no-disturb zones.