Applications & Permits


Application Submittal Process

The Planning Division can assist in identifying the necessary application type and understanding the submittal requirements.

Administrative Permits

Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval (CZPA) for Patios, Sheds, Fences, Temporary Signs, Block Parties, Garage Sales and more.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission reviews all applications for Planned Unit Development Districts (PUD), Bridge Street District (BSD), Conditional Uses, Preliminary & Final plat, and provides a recommendation to City Council for Rezoning Applications.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals must review all applications for Variance requests, Administrative Appeals for zoning or building decisions issued by the City and Special Permits for certain other activities. A pre-submittal meeting with Planning staff is highly recommended.

Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board reviews modifications to any site or structure within the limits of the Historic District in addition to any outlying historic properties identified in Appendix G of the Zoning Code.

Administrative Review Team

The Administrative Review Team is the reviewing body for certain application types in the Bridge Street District (BSD), the West Innovation District (WID), and for Wireless Communication Facilities.

Building Standards

Permits & Applications

Access to forms and further information on how to apply for a permit and the required documents and drawings.

Inspection Scheduling

We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contractor Registration

As prescribed by Chapter 150.140-150.146 of the codified ordinances of the City of Dublin, building trade contractors and subcontractors are required to obtain a Contractor’s Registration prior to commencing work in the City.


Permits & Drawings

Access to forms and further information on how to apply for a permit and the required documents and drawings.

Stormwater Management

Dublin is required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system program.

Address Assignment

For commercial developments, addresses are assigned after the applicant has received final approval from Planning and Zoning.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

Submit a Public Records Request


We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.


Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

Jenny Rauch, Director of Planning


Code Enforcement:

Zoning Compliance:


Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

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Brad Fagrell, PE, Director of Building Standards, Chief Building Official

Permit Window: 614.410.4670

Review Services: 614.410.4608


Permit Window Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Inspector Phone Availability:
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.

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Paul Hammersmith, Director of Engineering



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Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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