Permit Drawing Requirements

Commercial & Multi-Family Building Permits
Most commercial building permits require anywhere from 4 to 8 copies of plans to be submitted for approval. It is always best to contact our office before you prepare your submission so that we can let you know exactly how many copies will be required.

Drawing Plans

The following refers to information that is required to be shown on the plans for commercial and multi-family projects regulated by the Ohio Building Code (OBC). Multi-family projects are those associated with buildings that consist of four or more dwelling units.

Plan Preparation
All plans should be drawn to scale on suitable material. Plans need to include all information necessary for the Plans Examiner to determine the scope of work of the project and its compliance with all aspects of the applicable state codes. It is always recommended to hire a design professional, such as an architect or engineer, to prepare the drawings for your permit application. These individuals possess knowledge and experience with the required codes as well as the permit process, which may help prevent the requirement of additional plan submissions. In some cases, the plans will be required to be signed and sealed by a design professional.