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Permit Application Procedure
In order to apply for a Building permit, you will need the following:
  • Application
  • (2) complete sets of plans *if Commercial, need to be signed/sealed.
  • (2) site/plot plans
  • Approved zoning permit from local jurisdiction. *if you do not have it at the time of application, it will be needed before issuance of permit.
  • Permit fee (cash, check or credit card) *at least 1/3 payment at the time of application.
  • Obtain Floodplain Development Permit, if applicable.
  • In Bath Township, check for WPAFB Airport Fly Zone Permit.
  • Balance of permit fees due at the time of issuance.


In order to apply for a Building Permit for a Simple Change in Occupancy (no changes in interior partitions or structure and no change in risk) you will need the following: 
  • Application
  • (2) complete sets of floor plans drawn to scale.
  • Identify use of each room, room dimensions, location of doors, windows and layout of furnishings and shelving. Indicate aisle widths.
  • Identify, on plans, previous tenant Use Group.
  • Indicate, on plans, if building has a fire suppression system.
  • Indicate, on plans, the type of construction (use of combustible or non-combustible materials).
  • Plans sealed by an Architect or Engineer are not required if proposed occupant is the same Use Group as previous tenant.
  • Change of tenant Use Groups or illegible plans will be required to be sealed by an Architect or Engineer.
  • Approved zoning permit from local jurisdiction. *If you do not have it at the time of application, it will be needed before issuance of permit.
  • Permit fee (cash, check or credit card) *at least 1/3 of payment at the time of application.
  • Balance of permit fees due at the time of issuance.

In order to apply for Electrical, HVAC, Kitchen Hood, Gas Line, Sign, etc., you will need the following:
  • Application
  • (2) complete sets of plans – for Commercial applications.
  • (2) complete sets of plans- for Residential gas line applications ONLY.
  • Exception: Residential Electrical Permits, if Service is 400 Amps or higher, (2) one line drawings are required.
  • Permit fee (cash, check or credit card) *at least 1/3 payment at the time of application.
  • Balance of permit fees due at the time of issuance.

In order to apply for Fire Alarm, Limited/Unlimited Sprinkler, Suppression, Mag Locks, etc., you will need the following:

  • Application
  • (3) complete sets of plans
  • Permit fee (cash, check or credit card) *at least 1/3 payment at the time of application.
  • Balance of permit fees due at the time of issuance.
  • If applying for all permits at the same time, only two complete sets of plans, including all of the above, are required.
  • Exception: Fire Alarm and Sprinkler applications require (3) sets of plans.

Plan review turn-around time:
  • Commercial- 2-4 weeks
  • Residential- 14-21 business days.
  • Please note: This is an approximate time frame. Due to workload, plan review could take 15-30 business days.

Al Kuzma
Chief Building Official
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667 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Xenia, Ohio  45385

Ph: (937) 562-7420
Fx: (937) 562-7425

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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