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Ohio Building Codes

This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to

Building Codes References

Ohio has adopted a statewide, mandatory code, the Ohio Building Code (OBC). The OBC applies to all buildings except: single-family, two-family and three-family dwellings; U.S. government and military structures; and agricultural buildings. The Ohio Adminstrative Code is found here.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2007 Ohio Building Code (IBC 2009)Online
Structural Code2011 Ohio Building Code (IBC 2009)Online
Plumbing Code2011 Ohio Plumbing Code (IPC 2009)Online
Mechanical Code2011 Ohio Mechanical Code (IMC 2009)Online
Electrical Code2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) - NFPA 70Online
Fire/Life Safety Code2011 Ohio Fire Code (2009 IFC)Online
Accessibility Code2011 Ohio Building Code (ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 and ADAAG)Online
Energy Code2011 IECC (Residential) and ASHRAE 90.1-07 -2009(Commercial)Online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1a - 2011 (Ohio Administrative Code 4101:5-3-01Online
Gas Code2011 Ohio Fuel Gas Code (2009 IFGC)Online
Boiler CodeOhio Administrative Code 4101:4-1 to 4101:4-10 (Ohio Building Code 2011)Online
Public Health CodeVarious rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)Complete list of applicable public health rules and regulations with some links
Hazardous MaterialsReferences to Ohio Laws and Standards Regarding Hazardous Waste Facility PermitsOhio Hazardous Waste Facility Board, (800) 686-1591

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
PlumbingBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
MechanicalBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
ElectricalBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
AccessibilityBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
Building InspectorGeoff Eaton
Bureau Chief & Assistant Chief Building Official
Phone: (614) 644-2622
Plan ReviewYeong Jiang
Plans Examiner Supervisor
Phone: (614) 644-2622
Historic PreservationOhio Historical Society
Phone: (614) 297-2300
EnergyBureau of Building Code Compliance
Phone: (614) 644-2223
Fax: (614) 644-2618
EnvironmentalOhio Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (614) 644-2782
Health DepartmentOhio Department of Health
Phone: (614) 466-1390
Fire MarshalDivision of State Fire Marshal
Phone: (614) 728-5460
Forestry/ParksDiv. Of Forestry, Dept. of Natural Resources
Phone: (614) 265-6694
TransportationOhio Department of Transportation
Phone: (614) 466-7170
Boiler InspectorGeorge Finch
Boiler Inspector Coordinator
Phone: (614) 644-3532
Elevator InspectorNorm Martin
Chief Elevator Inspector
Phone: (614) 644-3524

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Ohio municipalities: