Building Permit - Residential
Any structure to be built or structurally altered requires a building
outbuildings larger than 8' x 10' such as detached garages or
storage buildings also require a building permit.
Residential examples requiring a building permit include home or garage
construction, porch (wood or concrete), deck, room additions, roofline
changes and mobile home placements. Modular home placement requires a
building permit along with applicable permits needed for "stick
Residential structural alterations requiring a building permit include
moving walls, moving or adding a doorway or window, or changing the width
of any of these that require a new support header. Replacement windows do
not require a permit. Do not touch any area around a meter until you
contact the City Line Department. For remote meters, contact the City
Finance Department before touching.
If in doubt about whether your work requires a building permit, please
call the City Building/Zoning Office at 419-468-2642.
Retain your building permit during the entire construction or alteration
process. Post it in a window visible from the street.
If your proposed activity does not conform to the zoning ordinance, you
may submit an appeal for a variance to the Galion Board of Zoning Appeals.
Paperwork and fee must be received no later than the second Friday of
each month at the City Building/Zoning Office for review at the next
Footer (prior to pouring footer, placing poles or for trailer pads)
Rough-In (before insulation or walls are covered)
Final (upon completion, but before use or occupancy)
Note: It is your responsibility to call the City Building/Zoning Office at
419-468-2642 to arrange inspections at least 48 hours before footer and
rough-in inspection is needed and at least seven days before final
inspection is needed.
Call Building and Zoning Department for building permit fees.
Required for permit:
Other permits you may need: