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Building Inspection

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house under constructionThe Centerville Building Department is certified by the Ohio Board of Building Standards to regulate the construction of both commercial and residential structures including electrical, fuel gas piping, HVAC and plumbing systems.

The City employs building, electrical and plumbing inspectors and contracts with a master plans examiner for review of all commercial & multi-family structures.

Approval Required

If you are planning to make a change to your property, including but not limited to developing a vacant lot, adding a room, deck or garage, or needing electrical, heating, air conditioning or plumbing installations or replacements, the City of Centerville is eager to help. If you're not sure whether an approval is required for the changes you plan to make, call us at (937) 428-4786. This simple inquiry prevents what could be costly and time-consuming mistakes.

Construction Inspections and Approvals

frame of houseRequests for inspections during construction can be called in the day before or between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. the same day (937) 428-4786.

To help assure that construction can start on schedule, applications and plans for residential construction should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the intended start date (3 weeks for commercial and multi-family).

Building Code

Centerville has adopted the Ohio Building Code for commercial construction and the Residential Code of Ohio For One-, Two- and Three-Family Dwellings for residential construction.

Electrical, Fuel Gas Piping, HVAC and Plumbing Contractors

All Electrical, Fuel Gas Piping, HVAC and/or Plumbing Contractors must register with the City of Centerville each year for the term of January 1st thru December 31st. City ordinance requires you to have a State License for the trade in which you wish to register. There shall be no proration of the registration fee if the application is made after the commencement of the year for which it is to remain in force. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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Building Inspection
Municipal Building - Lower Level
100 W. Spring Valley Rd.
Centerville OH 45458
(937) 428-4786
(937) 428-4718 (fax)
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Derek Spurling, Chief Building Official

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