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Applications & Permits

All applications and plans are to be submitted as a pdf attached file (file size limited to 25MB) to acopenhaver@franklinohio.org. (links will not be accepted). If unable to do so, maximum size hard copy is 11x17. Submit application and plans for building, mechanical & electrical on same application.  Hard Copies are no longer required unless indicated on the application or requested. Please verify application is complete with required documentation, incomplete applications and plans could delay processing. 
Permits & Approved Plans will be issued in pdf format to the applicant’s email address provided. 

The owner/owner’s representative must have the permit and approved plans on site by one of the following methods:
     1.) A printed copy or,
     2.) An electronic copy on a tablet

Click the links below to download the following permits and applications.  Please call 937-993-0842 with any questions.

Building Permits

Building & Electrical Permit Application [PDF]

Please contact the Building and Zoning Department before submitting an application.

Use this Permit Application for:

  • Building Permit 
  • Deck
  • Gas Line Permit 
  • Garage
  • Hot Tub
  • HVAC Permit 
  • Electrical Permit 
  • Fire Alarm Permit 
  • Fire Sprinkler System Permit
  • Porch/Patio Cover
  • Pole Barn/Shed
  • Remodel/Renovation Permit
  • Sign
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tent Permit

Revision/Re-Submittal or Extension Application
Use this Permit Application for:

  • Corrections/Additional Information Requested for Plans Under Review 
  • Revisions to Approved Plans
  • File for a Six Month Extension

Demolition Permit Application

Zoning Permits

Accessory Use Permit Application [PDF]

Please contact the Building and Zoning Department before submitting an application.

Use this Permit Application for:

  • Sheds, Decks, Patios, Porches & Balconies )
  • Detached Garage
  • Fences & Walls
  • Gazebos & Other Open-Sided Structures
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
*Building Permit may also be required

Administrative Appeal 
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application 
Conditional Use Application 
Changes or Substitutions in Nonconforming Uses
Major Site Plan Application 
Minor Site Plan Application 
Rezoning/Zoning Amendment Application 
Sign Permit Application also requires a Building Permit 
Subdivision, Major 
Subdivision, Minor 
Variance Application 
Well Field Protection Overlay District Application

If you need a permit application that is not listed above or if you have questions relating to a specific project or construction issue you are proposing please contact the Amber Copenhaver at 937-993-0842 or acopenhaver@franklinohio.org

Fee Schedule

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