Building Department

The City of Loveland Building Department is a one-stop shop for all of your property, construction, and building permit questions — from building a home to constructing a fence. A building permit is a license that grants permission to start construction of a building project. The permit allows for enforcement of local building codes, which have been adopted by the city, state, and county. A permit also ensures construction will protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Loveland residents. Building and Zoning permit forms and documents are available online.

Helpful Links

  • The City of Loveland adopts the Residential Code of Ohio (R.C.O.) for residential projects and the Ohio Building Code (O.B.C.) for commercial projects. Click Here
  • The City of Loveland adopts the International Pool and Spa code (PDF)
  • Hamilton County Division of Building and Infrastructure Schedule of Fees. Click Here
  • The City of Loveland contracts with the Inspection Bureau, Inc. (IBI) for all electrical permits and inspections.
  • The City also contracts with Hamilton County Plumbing for all plumbing permits and inspections. Click Here
  • For property maintenance complaints or other requests, please access our request tracker.

Process Questions 

The city's Chief Building Official holds regular office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to answer building related questions. No appointment necessary. Homeowners are welcome to call or visit City Hall to have their questions answered about the requirements and permit process regarding deck projects, shed construction, accessory building construction, etc.