Building Department

Richland County Building Department

Contact Information:
Fax:  419-774-6317
Email:  Permits@RichlandCountyOH.US
Address:  1495 West Longview Ave.
Suite 202A, Mansfield, OH 44906

The Building Department is currently closed to the public.
We will still be available via phone and email to answer questions.

Plan / Permit Submittal Plan / Permit submittals will still be accepted via Mail, FedEx / UPS, or the Drop Box available outside our door during normal business hours. Our forms and information on submittal requirements can be found on our website.  Fees can be paid with check submitted with the plans, or with Credit Card via our website (please email us a copy of the receipt if paying by credit card).

Plan Reviews:  Plan Reviews are currently continuing as normal.  

Plan Pickup: ALL Plan / Permit pickups must be scheduled so we can have your plans ready and to ensure proper social distancing in our small lobby.  Please CALL our office to schedule a plan pickup – we will not schedule pickups via email. You will be contacted once your plan has been approved / a building permit has been issued.  You can schedule you Plan Pickup at that time, or you may call in at a later date to schedule your plan pickup. Contractors who may have more than one project, please supply us with a list of projects you will be picking up when you schedule your pickup time to ensure that we have all plans ready when you arrive.  

Inspections:  Please call our office to schedule inspections.  Inspections are continuing as remote inspections using video conferencing. Google Meet is the preferred video conference platform.  You do not have to have a Google account to participate in a Google Meet video conference. The day of your scheduled inspection, your inspector will call to give you an estimated time for your remote inspection.  Someone with a smartphone or tablet capable of video conferencing and with internet access must be available at the site. The inspector will then call or text you around your estimated inspection time to initiate the video conferencing.  Please note that our Inspector’s phone numbers show up as Private or Restricted.

Please note that this is a developing public health situation and we are continuing to monitor the situation. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy as necessary to protect employees and public health.