How to Apply for Warren County Building Permits

Planning Permissions How to Apply for Warren County Building Permits

How to Apply for Warren County Building Permits Using DoNotPay

You may not realize it, but you often need a permit when you add a building to your property. This stops people from putting up a bunch of buildings in their yard that can be an eyesore. If you want to build something in Warren County, you must apply for .

Requiring building permits stops people from building things they shouldn't and prevents someone from building too close to a neighbor's property line. However, while building permits are important, it can be a nuisance to get one.

Rather than going through the long and tedious process of getting a building permit yourself, let DoNotPay handle all of it for you.

When Is a Building Permit Necessary in Warren County, Ohio?

If you are putting in any of the following things, you need a :

  • Any new 1,2,3-family structure
  • Additions to your home
  • Remodels
  • Repairs for fire damage
  • Decks
  • Electrical installations
  • Detached structures
  • Swimming pools (both in and above ground)
  • Demolitions
  • Fireplaces/wood-burning stoves
  • Structural changes

How to Get a Building Permit in Warren County, Ohio

There are two main steps to getting a building permit in Warren County, Ohio.

Before You Fill Out Your Application

Before you fill out your application, you must follow these steps:

  1. Get a copy of the Board of Health's approval for your septic system. You can get approval at 416 South East Street-1st Floor-Room 104-Lebanon, 45036. You can also call them at 513-695-1249.
  2. Get a zoning permit from the Zoning Department. They can help you with questions and tell you how to get a plot plan.
  3. Give a plot plan that shows:
  1. The size of your lot.
  2. Size and location of existing and proposed buildings.
  3. Location of any streams of water like a pond or creek.
  1. For a residential or accessory building, you will need one set of plans for your proposed building, including any changes.
  2. For a commercial structure, you will need three sets of plans for your proposed building, including any changes and an architect/engineer's seal.
  3. Get the Sidwell Number for your property. You can get it from the Map Room, 2nd Floor, Administration Building- 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, 45036. You can also call at 513-695-1190.

Filling Out Your Application

Here are the steps to apply for your building permit.

  1. Fill out the permit application form, making sure to include the Sidwell number.
  2. For a new building (not additions, remodeling, or accessory buildings:
  • Apply for a culvert permit (if you are on a county or township road) and Sump Pump Drainage information at the County Engineer's office: 105 Markey Road, Lebanon, 45036 or call 513-695-3301.
  • If on a state highway, apply at Division Eight Headquarters on S.R. 741, west side, just south of S.R. 63. Check for the Sump Drainage information with the County Engineer's office: 105 Markey Road, Lebanon, 45036 or call 513-695-3301.
  1. Get a house number from the County Engineer. Your permit cannot be issued without house number verification. You will also want to get a final culvert inspection before your final building inspection.
  2. Get a separate plumbing permit via the Board of Health at 416 S. East Street., 1st Floor, Room 104, Lebanon, 45036. Or you can call at 513-695-1476.
  3. Get a Water and Sewer release to build a single-family structure from the Water/Sewer Department, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, 45036. Or you can call 513-695-1377. This is required even if you won't be connecting to the water/sewer lines.
  4. Once your building permit is ready to be issued, you will receive a letter advising you of the permit fees and asking for any information still needed.

What Fees Are Associated With Getting a Permit?

The amount you will pay for your building permit will vary depending on what you are doing. Here are a few examples of what you can expect to pay.

401 - 960 sq. ft. Building$100
Basement Finishes$35
Above Ground Pools$50

Solve Your Building Permit Needs With the Help of DoNotPay

Trying to figure out exactly what permits you need and filling out all the necessary paperwork can be a tiring and frustrating experience. Instead, let DoNotPay handle all of it for you.

If you want to apply for a building permit quickly and easily in Warren County, Ohio, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. 

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose one of the following options:
  • Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
  • Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
  • Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  1. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.


  2. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.


  3. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.


  4. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.


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