Planning + Development

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATE AND IMPACT ON PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT

Building Inspections:
Building permit applications can be downloaded and completed online at: https://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/government/departments/buildings_and_inspections

P+D Drop-Off/Pick-up bins – Daily 11 AM – 2 PM Clerk of Courts Downtown Title Office
Pick-up and Drop Off bins will be located in the vestibule inside the Clerk of Courts Title Office on the Main Street side of our building (138 E. Court Street) directly behind the Streetcar Stop. Please look for temporary signage on the door. While we encourage our customers to mail materials and applications to our office using the address below, these bins will be available for a limited time (11 AM to 2 PM) each day for your convenience. These bins provide a no contact location for our customers, which will be monitored from behind glass doors by our staff. Please call (513) 946-4550 option 1 to speak to a permit specialist if you have any questions about submittal requirements.

Mailing Address:
HAMILTON COUNTY PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT
TODD B. PORTUNE CENTER FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT
138 East Court Street, Room 801
Cincinnati, OH 45202

For those requiring approved permits, contact the permit specialist for pick up arrangements at (513) 946-4550 Option 1 to speak to a permit specialist.

If you have any questions about Building Permit application and submitting building permits please call (513) 946-4550 Option 1 to speak to a permit specialist. 



A world-class community consists of great people and great places. Hamilton County's Planning + Development Department is responsible for ensuring safe, responsible development and redevelopment while building partnerships to create and implement visionary plans.

Whether reviewing construction plans for a new hospital, writing new zoning regulations for parking standards, funding community and economic development projects, or mapping our stormwater system, the staff of Planning + Development works to make Hamilton County a great place to live, work and play.


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Hours of Operation:
7:30am-4pm Mon-Fri

Planning + Development consists of the following divisions:

Buildings + Inspections
  • Building Permits
  • Building Inspections
  • Investigations
Community Development
  • CDBG Program
  • Housing Programs
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
Community Planning
  • Data Analysis and Mapping
  • Land Use Services
  • Policy Planning
  • Short and Long Range Planning
Development Services
  • Address Assignment
  • Subdivision Administration
  • Zoning Services
Stormwater + Infrastructure
  • Field Operations
  • Floodplain Management
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Storm Water
  • Water Supply