Residential Permits

Permits are required for all new 1, 2 and 3- family structures, additions. remodels, fire damages, decks, detached structures, electrical installations, swim pools (in and above ground), tents, fireplaces/wood burning stoves, demolitions, any structural changes, change of use, satellite dishes, and solar collectors.

When filling out a Building & Electrical Application, the following items are needed:

  • One (1) set of drawings showing cross-sections
  • Floor plans (including any changes/revisions)
  • Energy insulation information required by code
  • Septic approval (if applicable)
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Zoning permit
  • Plot plan
  • Water/sewer release
  • House number verification
  • Sidwell number
  • Completed Building Permit Application

Click here to see a Warren County Building & Electrical Application

For additions and/or remodels: If on septic system, check with the Combined Health District or EPA depending on the location, if there are bedrooms involved.

For swimming pools: The Zoning Application form needs to be competed, etc.

Septic approvals: Obtain from the Warren County Combined Health District, 416 S. East St., Lebanon, Ohio, 45036, 513-695-1249; or from the Ohio EPA, Permits Group, 40 S. Main St., Dayton, Ohio, 937-285-6357, depending on the location of the project.

House number verification: Obtain from the Warren County Engineer, 105 Markey Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036, 513-695-3336, if property is located in the township.If the property is located in a village, obtain from them. In the Village of Corwin only, the house numbers are assigned by the County Engineer. Also, contact the County Engineer for culvert information if the property is located on a township or county road. Contact ODOT for culvert if property is located on a state highway at 513-932-3030, Division Eight (8) Headquarters, 505 S. St. Rt. 741 (west side), just south of St. Rt. 63, Turtlecreek Township. Also, if you need information concerning highway signs on interstate or state highways contact them.

Water/Sewer Release: Obtain from the Warren County Water/Sewer Department, 406 Justice Dr., 1st floor, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, 513-695-1377, even if you will not be connected to County Water/Sewer lines.

Sidwell number: Obtain from the Warren County Engineer's Map Room, 406 Justice Dr., 2nd floor, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, 513- 695-1190. Each parcel in Warren County has a Sidwell number applied to it.

Zoning Approval: Fill in form if project is located in a township the County has jurisdiction over zoning. If not, contact the zoning inspector for the particular township or village you will be constructing in.