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Simply call the Building Department at 419-468-2642 and describe the type of work you would like to do. We will help you determine if a permit is necessary, and which type you will need.
All permits issued by the city are listed here. Just find the permit you need and fill out the application form. You may turn in or mail to 115 Harding Way East, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 419-468-7620. Please note commercial permits and inspections are handled by the Richland County Building Department.
Costs vary by permit. All fees are listed on pages 4 and 5 of the Fee Schedule.
Turnaround time depends on the complexity of your project and if we receive sufficient information from you. Please allow at least 1 week for review, although most permits are issued in less time. NEVER assume you will get a permit on the same day you apply.
Please call 419-468-2642 for residential inspections. If you need a commercial inspection, call the Richland County Building Department at 419-774-5517.
View the Galion Zoning Map. Street addresses are not labeled, so it is easiest to compare the zoning map with a Google map to ensure you look at the correct property. Zoning districts are labeled by color. After you determine a district, Chapter 11 of the Codified Ordinances explains the regulations for each district.
You can search for your property on the Crawford County Auditor website to get a general idea of your property lines. To confirm an exact location, you may need to hire a surveyor. There are several professional surveyors in the area.
The City of Galion Planning and Zoning Code is available online. If you have trouble finding the information you need or have questions, please call the Building Official at 419-468-2642.