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Do I need Approval?

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construction workersIn the City of Centerville, proposed work may come under the purview of several different divisions/offices such as Zoning, Architectural Preservation or Building Inspection. Although some decks, fences sheds and signs may not require building approval, they MAY REQUIRE ZONING APPROVAL - please check with the Planning and Zoning department to make sure.

The following is a list of some changes and structures that require approval from the City of Centerville Building Inspection Office:

  • New construction, additions or remodeling
  • Patio covers & enclosures
  • Covered or uncovered commercial decks
  • Covered or uncovered attached residential decks
  • Detached residential decks with a floor area greater than 200 sq. ft.
  • Garages (attached or detached)
  • Commercial storage sheds with a floor area greater than 120 sq. ft.
  • Residential storage sheds or accessory structures with a floor area greater than 200 sq. ft.
  • Swimming pools (Electrical permit for circuits and bonding)
  • Electrical system installation, modification or replacement
  • New installation or replacement of furnaces and air-conditioners
  • Gas piping installation or replacement
  • Plumbing system installation or replacement
  • Dishwasher, water heater or water softener installation or replacement
  • Fireplaces and inserts
  • Moving or relocating buildings
  • Demolition of buildings
  • Permanent Signs
  • Radio/TV towers/dish antennas
  • Changes in occupancy or occupants in commercial buildings/spaces

If your project is not on this list and you are not sure if you need approval, call the Building Inspection Department at (937) 428-4786, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Although some decks, fences sheds and signs may not require building department approval, they MAY REQUIRE ZONING APPROVAL - please check with the Planning and Zoning department to make sure.