Building Code & Inspection Division

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2017 Ohio Building Code

Effective November 1, 2017, and as required by the State of Ohio, the City of Fairborn will be enforcing the 2017 Ohio Building Code for all Non-Residential (Commercial) permit applications. Any application submitted prior to the November 1, 2017 effective date will be reviewed under the previous version of the Ohio Building Code.

All Residential permit applications will continue to be reviewed under the 2013 Residential Code of Ohio.

If you have any questions concerning the enforcement of the codes, please contact Jeffrey Tyler, Development Services Director/Chief Building Official, at 937.754.3050 or

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.