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Building Inspection and COVID-19

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, the Division of Building Inspection will be working with a limited staff, limited hours, and limited services. The offices in One Government Center are closed to the public, but our office will be handling phone inquiries from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Inspections will be scheduled and performed Monday through Friday. Social distancing and masks are required for all inspections. Access the online permit portal where you can apply for permits, make payments, and schedule inspections.

Plan Review

Construction documents, plans, and applications can be mailed to our office in One Government Center or dropped off in the first floor lobby where the Building Inspection mail bins are located. The lobby can be accessed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must have an application filled out entirely along with any necessary supporting construction documents.

Mail plans to:

Building Inspection
One Government Center, Suite 1600
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Credit Card Payment

You can pay for your permit online through the online portal, after the permit is created. You can pay using; Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. There is a credit card surcharge fee of 2.95%. We also offer Electronic check, this method has a flat $1 fee.

Division of

Building Inspection

One Government Center
Suite 1600
Toledo, Ohio 43604

phone 419-245-1220
fax 419-245-1329

The Division of Building Inspection is a state-certified building inspection department enforcing the state’s building and mechanical codes to ensure the health and safety of the structures in which the public occupies. Its goal is to provide professional and efficient service to its citizen customer base while processing permits, reviewing plans, performing inspections, issuing certificates of occupancy or construction trade licenses. The Division recognizes the integral role it plays in the economic vitality of the City, its neighborhoods and the community at large. In force are the Ohio Building Code, the Residential Code of Ohio and the associated mechanical, electrical and fire safety codes.


The mission of the Division of Building Inspection is to serve the public interest to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens by assuring that all buildings, structures, and related equipment are constructed, installed, and maintained in compliance with the standards contained within the currently adopted Ohio Building Codes and Toledo Municipal Code, while contributing to economic development.

All the improvements to Building Inspection are to streamline and make our department efficient and more transparent. We are utilizing technology to accelerate all processes: applying for permits, managing licenses, plan review, and scheduling inspections. We will continue to improve our processes to meet the needs of our citizens, and assist in the growth of Toledo, Ohio.