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.



The Building Department hours for the permit window are Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.

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 about CommunityConnect or create a CommunityConnect account today!

Residential Building
Commercial Building 
Contractor Registration 2022 WC New Fee | Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
Fee Schedule (effective 01/01/2022)


New Summer hours for inspections will be  7am-4pm beginning May 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022!

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. Visit here for our online contractor registration form. 

In order to register, the following will be required:

  • Completed Contractor Registration Form
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Powell as a certificate holder
  • Copy of Workers Compensation Certificate
  • Copy of State License (if applicable)
  • $75 registration fee


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
Crystal Stair
Permit Technician
614.885.5380 ext. 1012
Todd Shetler
Building Inspector
614.885.5380 ext. 1014