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. (Closed from 1-2pm daily for lunch hour.)

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 Form (Download) | Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
2022 Fee Schedule

2023 Fee Schedule


From October 3, 2022-May 1, 2023, all inspections will be scheduled between 8am-4pm.

Inspections received by 3pm weekdays will be performed on the next business day.

To schedule an inspection, login to CommunityConnect.

To cancel an inspection, please call 614.885.5380.

Contractor Registration

Any person or company (including subcontractors) intending to do work for which a permit is required must register as a contractor with the City of Powell. The following is required to register:

  • 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
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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