Permits may be applied for in person from 8-4pm, Monday through Friday OR online at
All Plan Reviews MUST be submitted at

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
  • Tents (call Building Department for details)
  • 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/Alterations
  • 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
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