LICKING COUNTY BUILDING CODE DEPARTMENT
675 Price Road
Newark, OH 43055
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Holidays
***ATTENTION - AS OF MARCH 17, 2020***
IN RESPONSE TO THE RAPIDLY CHANGING RECOMMENDATIONS AND MANDATES REGARDING COVID-19, THE LICKING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THERE WILL BE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED ACCESS TO PUBLIC OFFICES UNDER THEIR AUTHORITY, WHICH INCLUDES THE LICKING COUNTY BUILDING CODE DEPARTMENT.
AS A RESULT, OUR OFFICE HAS CREATED NEW, TEMPORARY PROCEDURES WITH THE GOAL OF LIMITING EXPOSURE FOR OUR OFFICE STAFF AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PLEASE SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT...
As directed by the Board of County Commissioners, the Licking County Building Code Department is now closed to general public foot traffic. Our office staff is on site continuing to answering the phone, processing applications and permits, performing plan reviews, and performing site inspections. It is our goal to continue serving the public while limiting the number of individuals who walk in and out of our shared office space in order to comply with the recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies, as well as minimizing exposure between office staff and the public in general. The following is a breakdown as to the temporary measures currently in place in order to achieve this goal:
Needless to say, this is a very unique time for all of us. We are striving to create a careful balance of serving the public while limiting any unnecessary exposure between our office staff and the general public, and even between the general public itself who find themselves together in our shared office space. This is also a very fluid process we are undertaking. Procedures may rapidly change as additional recommendations and mandates are made. Our office will continually look at these temporary measures we are announcing today to see where they can be improved upon. We also promise to share any changes made in our operating procedures as quickly as possible. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience created and appreciate your understanding as we all navigate through this together.
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.
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.