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.

Residential Building
Commercial Building 
Contractor Registration 2021 WC New Fee | Contractor Registration Form (Online)
Frequently Asked Questions
Fee Schedule (effective 01/01/2021)


Building Department Training – April 28-29

The City of Powell Building Department will be closed on Wednesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 29 for training. There will be no building inspections completed on those days. Electrical and plumbing inspections will still be performed on those days as scheduled.

Patio Heater Guidelines 
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and as we head into cooler months, the city of Powell and Liberty Township Fire Department have established a set of guidelines surrounding the use of portable heaters. The city of Powell, in cooperation with the Liberty Township Fire Department have developed Patio Heater Guidelines to allow businesses the use of outdoor patio propane heaters throughout the city. Visit here for a complete list of guidelines. 


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