The Department of Buildings and Inspections protects the health and safety of the citizens by ensuring the quality and integrity of the City's building environment.  The goal is to promote economic development and maintaining the quality of commercial and residential building stock through the enforcement of established building and zoning codes.
The Department of Buildings and Inspections operates the Permit Center and consists of four sections:  Office of the DirectorPermits and InspectionsProperty Maintenance Code Enforcement and Zoning Administration.
The Permit Center offers single point-of-contact service for Cincinnati homeowners, developers, architects, small business owners, construction personnel and others involved in the development and building permit process.
The Permit Guide has information on the types of projects that require permits. Information on permit costs can be found here