Building Code & Inspection Division

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The Purpose of Building Codes & Inspections


Communities choose to enforce building codes to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the health, safety and general welfare of its citizens. Codes may also control the design, quality of materials, construction, installation, repair and occupancy of commercial structures, residential dwellings and accessory structures, like detached garages and sheds.

The City of Fairborn's Building Inspection uses the most current State of Ohio Codes. The Residential Building Code of Ohio (RCO) was established By the Ohio Building Officials Of Ohio (OBOA) and the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) from the International Residential Building Code. The State of Ohio Codes are enforced locally by the Chief Building Official.
  1. Applications, Permits & Fees

    The City of Fairborn requires a permit for many improvements, such as the construction of fences, sheds, detached garages and more. Learn how to apply for a permit and what fees are required.

  2. Check on the Status of a Permit

    Track the progress of your building permit using our online service.

  3. Contractor Registration

    Contractors must agree to comply with all provisions of the Codes and Codified Ordinances of the City of Fairborn.

  4. Current Building Code

    View current Ohio building codes provided by the International Code Council.

  5. Schedule an Inspection

    Find out how to schedule an inspection with the Building Code and Inspection Division.