The Richland County Building Department enforces code requirements and regulates the construction of buildings and structures within the Department’s jurisdiction. We review and approve all plans and issue all permits required by the applicable, current codes for the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, and location to all commercial and residential buildings and structures. Our primary mission is to insure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Richland County and the areas under our jurisdiction.
We are located in the Longview Building at 1495 West Longview Ave., Suite 202A, Mansfield, OH 44906. We are just past the elevator when you come in the Main Entrance. Our phone number is 419-774-5517.
You are now able to pay for permits/fees online. Please click the link below to process your payment online using a Credit Card or eCheck. ** A Service Fee will apply **
News and Announcements
Effective 8/1/2020, the Richland County Building Department will not be handling Building Permits or Complaints for Ashland County with the exception of the Village of Mifflin. Building Permits and Complaints can be sent to the City of Ashland Building Department.
** After August 30, 2019, the Richland County Building Department will no longer be handling Non-Residential / Commercial Buildings for the City of Ashland. Any projects submitted after August 30, 2019 will need to be submitted to the City of Ashland Building and Zoning Department at 206 Claremont Ave, 3rd Floor, Ashland, OH 44805 **
The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) takes effect for all residential applications filed on or after July 1, 2019. **
The RCO applies to all construction and use of One-, Two-, and Three-Family Dwellings and residential accessory structures (sheds, decks, garages, barns, pools, etc.). The 2019 RCO can be found on the State of Ohios website
The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio include the following reference standards:
The 2017 Ohio Building Code and referenced standards are effective November 1, 2017 along with any amendments. Please see the Commercial projects page for more information.
New Commercial Building Plan Approval Fees Worksheet has been developed to assist in the fee calculation process for Commercial projects. The Worksheet must be included with a Commercial Application.