The Bedford Building Department is a State of Ohio Certified Residential and Commercial Department. We enforce the Ohio Residential Code for one, two & three family residences and the Ohio Building Code for Commercial work.

Permits are required for various  types of work including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Electrical, including new & replacement panels, installation of new conductors & equipment
  • New or upgraded Electrical Services
  • Interior Plumbing, including addition or replacement of water/sewer piping and fixtures
  • Hot Water Tank installation or replacement
  • Exterior water/sewer/gas work including replacement of piping from the building to the street
  • Heating/Cooling & Refrigeration
  • New construction
  • Demolition, Commercial and Residential of any structure
  • Structural changes & repairs
  • Fences
  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Patios, Decks & Porches
  • Concrete and pavers, new & replacement including patios, driveways, sidewalks parking lots & driveway aprons
  • Sheds
  • Roof Replacements
  • Waterproofing, interior or exterior work
  • Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
  • Retaining Walls or other Soil Stabilization Structures
  • Site work including grade changes
  • Signs, including all temporary and banner signage


Sidewalk & Driveway Requirements

Fence Worksheet

Snow Plow Contractor Application

Swimming Pool Requirements

Required Inspections

Change of Occupancy Policy

Sign Application & Letter of Consent

Commercial Permit Application

Residential Permit Application

Application for Certificate of Occupancy

Electrical Power Restore

Detached Garage Requirements

Residential Deck Handout

Handrail Handout

COMMERCIAL Plan Review Application

Residential Plan Review Application

Statement of Special Inspections 2011 OBC

Statement of Special Inspections 2017 OBC

Shed Requirements

Residential Replacement Plan Approval App

Permit Fee Schedule