New Customer Service Survey for Permit Central/Building Inspection Department
The Clermont County Building Inspection Department is rolling out a new customer service survey. We are working to better respond to the needs of the public and the development community. While we have a legal obligation to regulate the construction and development in Clermont and Brown County, we believe this can be accomplished in a friendly, professional and helpful way. We would like to hear from you about your experience with our staff and our procedures. The new survey is web-based and will eliminate delays and reduce department expenses. The link below will forward you directly to the quick survey.
Customer Service Survey
The administrative staff of Permit Central/Building Inspection Department would like to thank you in advance for your time in completing the survey and we look forward to doing business with you in the future. Your responses to this survey will be reviewed and considered.
WMSC and Flood Regulations in the Village of Williamsburg, OhioThe Building Inspection Department is now administrating the Special Purpose Flood Damage Reduction Regulations and the Water Management and Sediment Control (WMSC) Regulations for the Village of Williamsburg. The Flood and WMSC regulations are as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners and enforced by the Building Inspection Department. All development projects and permits applied for within the Village of Williamsburg will be required to meet the regulations effective August 20, 2014. Clermont County administers and regulates Flood and WMSC regulations in several areas of Clermont County. Additionally, we provide Non-Residential (commercial) review and inspections in Brown County. A copy of these regulations and relative information can be found in the Navigation Page, on the left hand side of our website, under the WMSC Regulations and Flood Regulations.
Permit Central's goal is one stop and one application
The centralization of a one-stop shop continues to become more and more efficient. At 2275 Bauer Road, only one application is required for building, electric, mechanical, water management & sediment control (WMSC), sewer, water, driveways, sidewalks, frontage, fire protection and floodway permits. The General Health District, still a separate entity which was relocated in 1996 to Bauer Road, continues to issue permits for items such as plumbing, on-site septic, and food service.
In 1997, Clermont County's Permit Central/Building Inspection Department was selected by the Governor's Office, as a pilot site for a statewide task force to simplify the permitting and development process for the citizens of the State of Ohio. The creation of a "No Wrong Door" operation is the goal of this task force.
To that end, Permit Central is working to facilitate and coordinate the review and inspection procedures for development and construction work of all of the regulating departments within the County and the State of Ohio, including the Building Inspection, General Health District, County Engineer, Water Resources Department, Geographic Information System (GIS), County Auditor, Community and Economic Development and the Zoning Officials throughout the county.
Our Mission - Building Inspection Department
The Clermont County Building Inspection Department is certified by the State of Ohio to regulate all residential and commercial building construction in Clermont County, including all Villages. The Department is also is certified to regulate all commercial building construction in Brown County, including most Villages (except for Russellville & Hamersville).
The Building Inspection Department administers the Ohio Building Code (non-residential) and the Residential Code of Ohio (residential). The department reviews construction documents, issues permits and provides inspections on all building, mechanical and electrical systems, including fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. Its purpose is to provide uniform minimum standards and requirements for the erection, construction, repair, alteration and maintenance of buildings, as they relate to the conservation of energy, safety, and sanitation of buildings for their intended use and occupancy.
Safety a mandate
The department plays an important role in enforcing building codes to allow safe construction of various building types and sizes. The importance of building codes, their regulation and enforcement, is often overlooked until a catastrophic fire or other construction-related tragedy draws attention to a structure. On a regular basis, the Clermont County Building Department ensures that buildings in the Clermont County community are safe, healthy and accessible places to work, play and live by reviewing building plans, issuing building permits and inspecting buildings during various construction stages.
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