What is a permit?
A permit is an approval issued by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to perform work that is regulated by the applicable codes in the State of Ohio. Construction Services is the AHJ for all properties located within the city limits of Hamilton only.

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1. What is a permit?
2. How do I get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. When does my permit expire?
5. How long does it take to get a permit?
6. How much does a permit cost, and when do I pay for it?
7. What are the different types of permits?
8. How many copies of plans do I need to turn in?
9. When can I start working on my project?
10. Can I start demolition without a permit?
11. What inspections are required and when?
12. How do I schedule an inspection?
13. How far in advance to I have to schedule an inspection?
14. Do I have to be licensed or registered to get a permit or do work?
15. What codes apply, and where can I get copies?
16. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
17. Can I get a temporary certificate of occupancy?
18. What is a change of occupancy or change of use?
19. What are the different types of permit application forms, and where can I get them?
20. Who do I contact about work located in the public right-of-way?