The Building and Zoning Department oversees applications, residential and commercial construction, assessment and collection of fees, and more.
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 2023
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
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:
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:
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.
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:
Minimum Permit Fee: Renovation in areas less than 100 square feet for building or where limited amount of work is to be performed:
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.
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.
Inspection and Zoning Fees: