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Building Inspection Mission

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.

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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 operating from 9:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Inspections will be scheduled Monday through Friday for; commercial projects, vacant homes, or a life threatening or medical necessity. All occupied residential inspections will be postponed. Social distancing is required for all inspections. Access the online permit portal where you can apply for permits, make payments, and schedule inspections. Construction documents and plans can be mailed to our office in One Government Center. You must have an application filled out entirely with the construction documents. Temporary disruptions in service may occur outside of normal hours.

Thank you

Mail plans to:
Building Inspection
One Government Center, Suite 1600
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Building Inspection will now be utilizing Paymentus for all credit card payments. Which includes online and in the office. This will
begin February 24, 2020. At that time, there will be an additional 2.95%, of the permit cost, which is the Paymentus-surcharge on all credit card transactions. With using Paymentus, we will no longer accept credit card authorization forms. Therefore, we cannot accept permit applications via fax. We can only accept applications; online, in-person, or in the mail with a check. For credit card transactions, the customer must pay online or in-person. Our online permit applications, payments and scheduling inspections will be live February 24, 2020.

  • Ken A. Fischer, Commissioner
  • One Government Center, Suite #1600
    Toledo, OH 43604
  • (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.