The Building & Zoning Division of the Department of Safety promotes the health, safety and welfare of the City’s citizens through the enforcement of Building and Zoning (Unified Development) Codes, Ordinances and Regulations. The Division is State of Ohio Certified to review, inspect and approve all residential and commercial construction within the City.
The Division is located at the City Administration Building:
1 Benjamin Franklin Way
Franklin, Ohio 45005
|Building Division||(937) 433-4642|
The Building Division is responsible for all activities associated with the construction of residential and commercial structures. The Division examines plans, issues construction permits and inspects construction and repairs to all residential and commercial structures in the City. The Building Division staff is also available to answer any and all building related questions. Permits are required for new construction, additions, alterations, finished basements, remodeling, swimming pools, decks, garages, patio enclosures and retaining walls. Building Permits insure requirements for proper construction are met which safeguard building owner’s from deficient construction. The Warren County Board of Health reviews and inspects all plumbing related issues for the City.
The City has contracted with National Inspection Corporation (NIC) to insure the standards of the Building Codes are enforced. NIC can be reached at 937-433-4642.
|Zoning Division||(937) 746-9921 ext. 1401|
The Zoning Official aids the public in issues pertaining to the City’s Unified Development Ordinance, zoning issues and what may be done on any property in the City. This would include setback requirements for new construction, accessory structures, decks, patios, porches and room additions. The Zoning Official also enforces the location of fences, the location and size of accessory structures, and the size, design and location for proposed signs.
The Zoning Official is Barry Conway and he may be reached at 937-746-9921 ext. 1401, faxed at 937-746-1136 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Property Maintenance||(937) 433-4642|
The City has adopted the Property Maintenance Code which shall apply to all residential and non-residential structures and premises. The Code constitutes the minimum requirements for the safe and sanitary maintenance of all exterior premises of structures and or lots upon which the structure is located within the City.
The City has contracted with National Inspection Corporation (NIC) to enforce this Code. NIC may be reached at 937-433-4642.
- Applications & Permits
- Fee Schedule
- Overlay District Maps
- Property Maintenance Code [PDF]
- Unified Development Ordinance
- Table of Contents [PDF]
- Chapter 1101: General Provisions [PDF]
- Chapter 1103: Definitions [PDF]
- Chapter 1105: Administration [PDF]
- Chapter 1107: Districts and Land Use Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1109: Overlay Districts [PDF]
- Chapter 1111: Development Req's and Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1113: Use Req's and Standards [PDF]
- Chapter 1115: Process and Procedures [PDF]
- Zoning Map [PDF] (This is a large file and may take a few moments to load)