Building Department

The City of Powell Building Department functions to help ensure uniform standards of construction, repairs and alterations of all structures and buildings within the City of Powell.

City of Powell Residential Building
City of Powell Commercial Building 
Liberty Township Commercial Building (for projects submitted prior to Oct. 17, 2019)
Contractor Registration Form (PDF)  | Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
Fee Schedule (effective 01/01/2020)


Building Department Operations Update:

In response to the COVID-19 virus, the City’s Building Department is making the following changes: 

  • Residential inspections will stop on all occupied buildings until further notice. This does not include outdoor project inspections, such as decks, screen porches, pergolas, sheds, patios, pools, etc.
  • Inspections for commercial, multi-family new buildings, and residential new buildings will continue with scheduling occurring online here or by the inspection phone line at 614-802-1200.
  • If you’re dropping off drawings, permit applications or other documents, there will be a drop box near the Municipal Building Main Entrance, 47 Hall Street. Please email or call prior to delivery and let us know what you will be dropping off.
  • If you have items to pick up, there will be a separate pick-up box for that. You will be notified via email with an invoice attached. Items will be bundled with your name on them.
  • Fees may be paid online here once you have received an invoice from the City.

Liberty Township Commercial Building Permits

As of Oct. 17, 2019, Liberty Township is no longer using the City of Powell as its commercial building department.

The City of Powell Building Department will complete all Liberty Township commercial building permits in their entirety that were submitted prior to Oct. 17, 2019.

All Liberty Township commercial building permit applications submitted after Oct. 17, 2019 will need to be delivered to the Delaware County Code Compliance Office at 50 Channing Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

City of Powell residential and commercial applications will not be affected by this. Please visit here for a boundary map of the City of Powell to determine whether the project is in the City limits or the unincorporated part of Liberty Township.

Building Inspections

Inspections called/emailed in by 3:00 pm weekdays will be performed on the next business day.

Visit here to schedule an inspection.

To cancel an inspection, please contact Crystal Stair at 614.885.5380 ext. 1012. 

Contractor Registration

Any person or company (including subcontractors) intending to do work for which a permit is required needs to register as a contractor with the City of Powell. This includes Liberty Township Commercial projects. Visit here for our online contractor registration form. 

In order to register, the following will be required:

-Completed Contractor Registration Application

-Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Powell as a certificate holder

-Copy of Workers Compensation Certificate

-Copy of State License (if applicable)

-Registration Fee


Ohio Building Codes


Kevin Moran
Chief Building Official
614.885.5380 ext.1013
Crystal Stair
Building Department Assistant
614.885.5380 ext. 1012
Ed Loper
Building Inspector
614.885.5380 ext. 1012
Todd Shetler
Building Inspector
614.885.5380 ext. 1014


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in PowellCity of Powell COVID-19 Update

To learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic and what to do, visit the Delaware General Health District’s websiteDelaware County Info