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Building Inspection

5330 Seaman Road
Oregon, Ohio 43616

419-698-7150 fax

8:00a – 4:30p M-F

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Building and Zoning Inspection Department


Commissioner - Jim Gilmore
Secretary  (Bookkeeping, Licensing & Permitting) - Lee Scheanwald

Electrical Insp. & Building/Mechanical Insp. & Signs & Planning Commission - Paul Buehrer
Building/Mechanical Insp. & Signs & Zoning & Bd. of Zoning Appeals - Gerry Wasserman
Plumbing Insp. & Sewers - Bob LeMaitre


In support of Council, the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals, the department processes all zoning. This includes applications for and coordinating reviews for Special Use, Conditional Use, Rezoning Petitions, Filing for New Subdivisions and Platting.  The department is the primary contact for any issue relating to any zoning code matters.


The department also processes the licenses and registration for the various contractor types in accordance with the provisions of the codified ordinances.  This includes general contractors as well as the various subcontractors. See FAQ's for specific questions.


The department is a certified department by the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards.  The department is capable of responding to all residential, commercial and industrial project and code matters.  We continue to assure that the inspection staff is fully trained by insuring that all mandatory state classes were attended by all department staff.  Additionally, staff members also attended other voluntary educational training hours for the City to increase their areas of expertise. The department functions as a true "one-stop shop" as all submittals can be made through the office for any aspect of a project.


Current Codes being enforced are as follows:

Commercial & Industrial & Residential 4 Family and Greater Buildings:  (effective date 11/01/2011)

2011 Ohio Building Code
2011 Ohio Mechanical Code
2011 Ohio Plumbing Code 
2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) - NFPA 70)
2011 Ohio Fire Code
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-10)
Automatic Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-10)
2009 International Fuel Gas Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code

Residential work for 1, 2 and 3 Family Dwelling:

2013 Residential Code of Ohio 
2011 Residential Code of Ohio for mechanical work (HVAC)
2011 Ohio Plumbing Code
2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) - NFPA 70)
2010 National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72)
2010 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13, 13R, 13D)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
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