Building Consultation Services

Consultations with building inspectors, plans examiners, or the building official are encouraged for any building project and are available any time upon appointment between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. daily.  It is recommended that  you call 24 hours in advance to schedule a consultation at 513-595-5264.  This department strongly encourages consultation during the early stages of design since such consultation may avoid costly errors and delays. The department maintains an extensive library of all building codes, technical standards, and references which may aid the builder or designer in determining construction requirements and techniques.
Depending on the work load, plans review may require up to 30 or more days to complete. Because the department does not have the personnel to man a walk-through permit counter, an overnight plans review service is offered at an additional fee.
The department also offers standard drawings and guidelines for certain projects and assemblies such as decks, masonry and free-standing fireplaces, retaining walls, etc.