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Akron, Ohio Building Codes

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Building Codes References

Ohio has adopted a state-wide building code, the Ohio Building Code (OBC). Copies are available from ICC, (800) 786-4452. An electronic version of Akron’s code can be found here.

All projects located within the City of Akron must contact Akron Plans and Permits at (330) 630-7305 or (330) 375-2010 for compliance requirements. The County of Summit, Building Standards Division is responsible for all plan reviews, permits, and inspections related to the Construction, Alteration and Repair for all structures located within the City of Akron, in regards to the Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO). The phone # for the Building Standards office is 330-630-7280.

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2007 Ohio Building Code (2006 IBC)See Special Notes
Structural Code2007 Ohio Building Code (2006 IBC)See Special Notes
Plumbing Code2007 Ohio Plumbing Code (2006 IPC)See Special Notes
Mechanical Code2007 Ohio Mechanical Code (2006 IMC)See Special Notes
Electrical Code2008 NECSee Special Notes
Accessibility CodeADAAG (2005 Ohio Building Code)See Special Notes
Energy Code2006 IECC (Residential) and ASHRAE 90.1-2004 (Commercial)See Special Notes
Elevator CodeASME A17.1a - 2005 (Ohio Administrative Code 4101:5 and 1301:3-6Online

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
StructuralAkron Plans and Permits
Phone: (330) 630-7305
PlumbingAkron Plans and Permits
Phone: (330) 630-7305
MechanicalAkron Plans and Permits
Phone: (330) 630-7305
ElectricalAkron Plans and Permits
Phone: (330) 630-7305
ZoningZoning Division
Phone: (330) 375-2350
PlanningDesign Division
Phone: (330) 375-2750
City AttorneyMax Rothal
Director of Law
Phone: (330) 375-2030
Fax: (330) 375-2041

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Ohio municipalities: