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. All commercial structures within the limits of Liberty Township in Delaware County are also covered by the City Building Department.

City of Powell Residential Building
City of Powell Commercial Building 
Liberty Township Commercial Building
Contractor Registration Form (PDF)  | Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
Fee Schedule (effective 01/01/2019)


Code Changes Effective July 1, 2019:

All residential applications submitted on or after July 1, 2019 will follow the 2018 Residential Code of Ohio.

New Building Department Hours (effective Friday, Feb. 1, 2019):

Effective Feb. 1, 2019, the City of Powell Building Department will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Building Department is located at 47 Hall Street.

Radon Control: 

Effective Aug. 1, 2018, all new single family residential plans must contain Passive Radon Control Information.

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 or Jason Marquez at 614.885.5380 ext. 1011. 

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