Village of Lithopolis

Zoning & Building Department

Building & Zoning Permits & Fees

The Building and Zoning Department oversees applications, residential and commercial construction, assessment and collection of fees, and more.

Zoning Services

Zoning Services

Amanda Wolin is the Zoning Inspector for the Village of Lithopolis. You can contact the Zoning Inspector via the information below or the link at the bottom of the page. For information on The Village of Lithopolis Zoning Code below is Ordinance 01-22.

Email the Zoning Inspector

 

Ordinance 01-22 Zoning Map 2024

Amanda Wolin, Zoning Inspector

Phone
(614) 837-2031
Fax
(614) 837-2722
  • 8 AM to 4PM
    Monday - Thursday
  • By appointment only
    Friday
P.O. Box 278
11820 Lithopolis Road
Lithopolis, OH 43136

Building Services

The Building Department helps ensure safe structures through plan approval, inspection and enforcement. The standards applied are those of the Ohio Building Code and International Residential Code.

The Building Department enforces the Ohio Building Code through its contracted Chief Building Official, who provides both plan review and inspection services. The Consultant serves as the Administrator of the Ohio Building Code Department for State of Ohio compliance purposes and makes all required inspections. The Village and its Consultant inspect and enforce the International Residential Code for all new one-, two- and three-family structures; all residential additions; and major alterations and remodels that involve structural changes.

Lithopolis’ contract Building Inspector is SAFEbuilt LLC and all applications and plan must use CommunityCore.

Self-Register with CommunityCore

Building Permits Not Required

Any remodeling project that does not include structural changes and includes like-for-like replacement in the same location, such as the below, does not require construction permits:

  • Kitchen/bath fixture replacement or remodeling
  • Interior refinishing
  • Door/window replacement
  • Roof/gutter/downspout repairs
  • Driveway/sidewalk repair, replacement, resurfacing if done to the Village’s standards (work in the right-of-way requires a permit)
  • Tuck-pointing and/or repair of exterior masonry
  • Basement waterproofing

The following projects require a Zoning permit or a Special permit as noted:

 

  • Radio antennas, masts or windmills greater than six feet above the main structure
  • Any construction in the required side, front or rear yard setbacks
  • Fire/security detection systems (alarm owner’s permit from the local police and an installer’s permit)
Fees

Fees in accordance with the fee statement, this fee schedule or notice received during construction are due and payable upon receipt of approved plans or notice during construction. Please note that:

  • If Zoning or Building Compliance is not approved prior to beginning construction, all fees are doubled.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Part 1: Plan Examination Fee

A Plan Examination Fee will be assessed according to the schedule in the application packet and will cover the cost of plan reviews by the Plan Examiner.

Part 3: Commercial Construction

New Buildings, Additions and Renovations: Permits for new buildings, additions and renovations to existing buildings shall be issued to include only the work shown on the approved plans or specifications. Fees for the new buildings, additions and/or renovations to existing buildings shall be based on floor or surface area to be computed as follows:

  • All floor or surface areas include garage, carport, basement, cellar and sub-basement floors measuring the outside dimensions at each floor level.
  • Crawl spaces and attic areas shall not be included.
  • In buildings or areas where there are not walls, the area enclosed by the outside dimensions of the supporting columns shall be included.
  • In buildings or areas where a roof is supported by a single row of columns, the horizontal projected area of the roof shall be included.
  • Square footage fee schedule applies to areas of work for addition and renovation projects.

Minimum Permit Fee: Renovation in areas less than 100 square feet for building or where limited amount of work is to be performed:

  • Plumbing: Less than 6 fixtures or devices
  • Electrical: Less than 6 fixtures or devices
  • HVAC: Less than 6 fixtures or devices or tying into existing ductwork
  • Other work as determined by the Building Inspector

Commercial Fee Schedule: Each Building Permit issued under this section shall be charged a zoning fee. A Plan Examination Fee will be assessed according to the schedule in the application packet and will cover the cost of plan reviews by the Plan Examiner. Commercial permits shall be charged according to the schedule in the application packet. A change of contractor shall be accomplished only by a permit transfer.

Part 2: Residential Construction

Blanket New Residential Permits: Each Building Permit issued under this section shall be charged a zoning fee as well. A blanket residential permit may be issued to construct a new residential dwelling unit(s) (less than three dwelling units). The blanket fee does not include reinspection, after-hours inspection or temporary occupancy. The blanket permit fee includes Final Certificate of Occupancy and related accessory buildings such as carports and garages, but does not include community spaces, pools, signage or mail shelters. Blanket permit fees are not refundable. Change of contractor shall be accomplished only by a permit transfer.

Residential Alteration or Renovation: Permits for alterations/additions of existing buildings shall be issued to include only the work shown on the approved plans or specifications. A separate fee will be assessed for building/mechanical, plumbing and electrical as applicable for the proposed alteration.

Miscellaneous: Each permit issued under this section shall be charged according to the schedule that is shown in the application packet. Additional inspections may be required based upon information submitted for plan review. Each additional inspection will be per schedule. Additional inspections as required at the discretion of the Building Official shall be noted on the issued permit. Permits for miscellaneous structures shall be issued to include only work shown on approved plans, specifications and sketches and/or described in letter form.

Part 4: Other

Inspection and Zoning Fees:

  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Fees are for a maximum number of inspections. Additional inspections are extra.
  • The Final Occupancy Permit shall not be issued until all fees are paid in full.
  • The Village Administrative Fee is 25% of the total fees collected, with the exception of the Ohio Board of Building Standards fee.
  • The Village shall charge and pass onto the Ohio Board of Building Standards the fee required under ORC Section 3781.102(E). This fee is currently 1% for Residential and 3% for Commercial, but may be amended from time to time.
  • Water, sewer and sidewalk/driveway inspections shall be called into the Village Office at (614) 837-2031 at least one business day prior to the requested inspection time.
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