Building Code

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675 Price Road
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.349.6671
Fax: 740.349.6672

Office Hours
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Holidays

Welcome to the Licking County Building Code Department Webpage


***Effective May 4, 2020***

Thank you for your patience while all of us work through this challenging situation.  We are please to announce that our lobby area is now open to general public foot traffic.

As part of the reopening of the lobby area, customers must be aware of the following:

  • Our lobby area is limited to three customers at a time.There are three individually-designated areas for customers to wait while being served by our staff.Each area is identified by a number, and staff will direct each customer to the specific area for their transaction.
  • The hallway outside our lobby, along with the stairway leading to our level of the building, is open for customers to wait in should the lobby area be full.
  • The six-foot social distancing requirements remains in place for all customers and staff.Where a six-foot separation between customers and staff cannot be maintained, physical barriers will be used for protection between both parties.Staff is also required to wear a mask for all of these interactions.Please do not be insulted if the staff member puts on a mask to wait on you…it is required of them to do so as part of the allowance for reopening our lobby.
  • We encourage customers to continue to leave their submittals in the drop box located in the stairway in order to help limit direct interactions between customers and staff, as well as to help keep the lobby area clear for those who are picking up/paying for permits.
  • We also invite our customers to utilize the table located in the stairway to prepare their construction documents and complete any paperwork prior to entering our lobby.This area, along with all areas used by our customers, will be frequently cleaned throughout each day.
  • When the visit is for picking up or paying for a permit, customers are encouraged to call into our office before arriving at our building.Staff can then pull all necessary paperwork and have it waiting on the counter for you when you walk in. This will help minimize the amount of time the customer is the building, providing greater protection for all customers and staff.
  • Please call our office in advance of visiting to see if the purpose of your visit can be handled by phone, fax, or email.
  • Lastly, our office reserves the right to request a customer to vacate our lobby if that customer is refusing to adhere to the social distancing requirements or is exhibiting any unhealthy behaviors or symptoms that is putting our staff or other customers at risk.While each person has the right to their own opinion regarding the situation, we ask that each person respect the rules put in place by local, state, and federal agencies.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Troy Warnock

Building Code Administrator

Licking County Building Code Department


The Licking County Building Code Department is responsible for the enforcement of building codes for all residential and commercial projects throughout the majority of Licking County. We are located in the lower east wing of 675 Price Rd., Newark (old TB Sanitarium). Our office hours are 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Our office phone number is (740) 349-6671; our office fax number is (740) 349-6672.

If you are interested in performing a residential project, you may need a permit from our office. For a list of residential projects that do or do not require a permit, please see the "Summary of residential work that does or does not require approval" document under the Applications and Forms menu. If you are not sure if a permit is required, please contact our office.

Before applying for a permit from our office, you must first obtain a Zoning Certificate from your local Zoning Inspector. If your project is located in a township that does not have zoning enforcement, you must obtain approval from the Licking County Health Department. There are some jurisdictions that have additional notification requirements. Our office has information packets regarding those jurisdictions available in our office and on this website under the “Additional Forms” drop-down menu. For information regarding whom to contact for zoning approval, please click on the “Zoning Contact List” available under Building/Development tab located on the main page.

To submit for a building permit, please provide a completed Application, a copy of the Zoning Certificate (or Health Department Approval for areas without zoning) and construction plans and specifications for the project. If your project is residential, you must submit at least two complete sets of construction plans and specifications. If your project if commercial, you must submit at least three complete sets of construction plans and specifications.

For further explanation of the above, or additional information, please select the appropriate drop-down box located above. These attachments include an Application for Permit, Fee Schedule, various checklists and procedures for obtaining permits and plan approvals, and supplemental handouts that you may find useful.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Permit Inquiry

You may search our electronic application and permit information for a specific address be clicking on the link below. Please note that it may take up to one business day for applications and permits to be viewed. Should you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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