Building Department

The Building Department permit window hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 2 p.m.)

The City of Powell Building Department is now accepting online permit applications for minor electrical and HVAC replacements, both residential and commercial, through CommunityConnect. This permit management platform allows applicants to file, track, and ultimately download their approved permit from their own computer. Learn more and create an account here.

CommunityConnect will then guide you through the online application process by clicking on this link

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.

Residential Building
Commercial Building 
Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
Fee Schedule 2023


New Summer hours for inspections will be 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning May 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 for the Building Department.

Inspections called/emailed in by 3 p.m. weekdays will be performed on the next business day.

Visit here to schedule an inspection.

To cancel an inspection, please contact Suzie Smiley 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. 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, $75.00


Ohio Building Codes


Jeffrey Tyler
Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director
614.885.5380 ext. 1033
Kevin Moran
Chief Building Official
614.885.5380 ext.1013
Seth Harding
Building Inspector
614.885.5380 ext. 1014
Jon Merriman
Building Inspector
614.885.5380 ext. 1016
Suzie Smiley
Permit Coordinator
614.885.5380 ext. 1012


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