Welcome to Montgomery County, Ohio Building Regulations!
BUILDING REGULATIONS COVID-19 PANDEMIC POLICY, EFFECTIVE: MARCH 23, 2020
In response to the directive issued March 22, 2020 by the Ohio Department of Health, effective March 24, 2020 and continuing until further notice, Montgomery County Building Regulations will use the following temporary policy to deal with issues surrounding the new Coronavirus – COVID-19. Please note that this is a developing public health situation, and we are continuing to monitor the situation. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy as necessary to protect employees and public health. We will endeavor to conduct emergency inspections, such as building damage assessments and emergency utility reconnects as appropriate to protect first responders and those with urgent health needs. Please visit our website (www.mcohio.org/build) for additional updates.
Note that all inspections will be essentially hands-free, meaning the owner or owner’s representative must open doors, remove panel covers, operate all switches, breakers, valves, and test equipment as necessary to verify compliance.
- Our office has closed for in-person visits.
- Applications may be downloaded and completed on your computer. Applications are available online:
- Send applications with your drawings via mail or packaged delivery service to:
- Montgomery County Building Regulations
451 W. Third St., 10th floor
Dayton, Ohio 45422
- Montgomery County Building Regulations
- If you have an emergency, call our main office line – 937-225-4622.
- New work and alterations in unoccupied residential buildings in order to make them habitable may be inspected as long as sufficient social distances can be maintained. Other alterations are considered non-essential and will not be inspected at this time.
- Inspections that require entry into an occupied residence will be restricted to work necessary to keep the residence habitable.
- Where we have concerns about entering the property, we can meet the contractor at the property, but only the contractor enters, and shows us digital (photographic or video) evidence of compliance.
- Other inspection requests will be reviewed based on public health and safety, availability of staff, and compliance with orders from the State of Ohio.
- Inspections will continue for essential operations such as, but not limited to, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, office supply stores, and construction products stores, and other businesses deemed essential by the State.
- Inspections will be suspended for non-essential retail trade until further notice. Examples include clothing and accessory stores, beauty and nail salons, and tattoo parlors.
- New work and alterations in occupied commercial buildings may be inspected as long as sufficient social distances can be maintained.
- Third-Party Inspections must be pre-approved by Montgomery County Building Regulations.
- All other inspections will be reviewed based on public health safety and the availability of limited staff.
We will continue provide updates to you as the situation continues to change.
Erik S. Collins, Director of Community & Economic Development
Maury Wyckoff, Chief Building Official
March 23, 2020
You may contact us at:
- General Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chief Building Official, Maury Wyckoff: email@example.com
- Inspection Supervisor, Robert Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Commercial Plans Examiner, Sudhir Singhal: email@example.com
- Residential Plans Examiner, Joe Mangan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The citizens and users of buildings in many of the jurisdictions in Montgomery County, including all of the townships and several of the cities and villages.
- Building codes for new construction, additions, alterations, and changes in the way buildings are used. We also enforce flood damage prevention regulations, and airport zoning around the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
We work with…
- Local zoning and fire departments
- Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County
- Many other state and local agencies involved in specific aspects of building construction and use approval, such as daycare licensing, public swimming pools, elevators, boilers, etc.
- Building damage due to fire, vehicle impacts, wind, flood, etc.
- Work done on, or occupancy of, buildings without required approvals or inspections
To learn more about our commitment to our customers click here.
Memorial Day Residential Storm Damage? Click here: Next Steps After Storm Damage
NEW RESIDENTIAL CODES
The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio went into effect July 1st, 2019. See the links above and below for the new code books.
To view the full code in PDF form, click here.
To view selected changes in PDF form, click here
To view the BBS Code Change Summary, click here
OHIO BUILDING CODES ONLINE
Commercial and Residential building codes can viewed online at: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/OH
Note this link takes you to the 2017 Ohio Building Code and associated commercial codes. To access the New 2019 Residential Code of Ohio, click the “2019” book cover at the top of that page and you’ll be able to view the Residential Code.
Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday - Friday
Public Parking is available in the County Garage accessed off of Second Street.