Division of Building Inspection


Ken A. Fischer, Commissioner

Steven Shrake, Chief Building Official


One Government Center, Suite #1600                
Toledo, OH 43604                                                     
Phone: 419.245.1220                                      
Fax: 419.245.1329                                                 

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Updates for Building Inspection:

 Please be aware of some important changes to the Building Department.

Fee Increase - Starting Monday, February 4th, 2019. We will be increasing our fees. For a complete breakdown of the new fee schedule, Click Here.

Electrical Ordinance 444-18 - Ordinance was passed and put in place October 23rd, 2018. Click here for details pertaining to "When permits are not required."

License Renewal Information:

 Please fill out this LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION and send to The Building Inspection Department. You can either fax in the application to 419-245-1329, mail it in, or you can simply drop it off in our office. You will recieve the renewed license in the mail after we process your application.


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.

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.