Economic Development

Building Services

Robert Nitzsche, Chief Building Official

Building Department
930 Overholt Road

PO Box 5192                                                  CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Kent, OH 44240                                         PROPOSED PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
Phone:  330-678-8107

Fax:        330-678-8030


The Building Division is charged with administering the City's building approval and inspection program and the City's Exterior Maintenance Code.  The City's Building Division provides technical plan reviews and inspections of all residential, commercial, and industrial building construction based on the State of Ohio approved standards.  The Building Division is certified by the State of Ohio.

The Building Services Division works with the Development Engineer and the Development Planner to review all building projects regardless of size.  This team reviews all new construction, including new residential, commercial, and industrial projects (which are routed to all three officials simultaneously) and permits are issued between seven to ten working days.  This may take longer if a project needs to be reviewed by the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, or the Architectural Advisory Review Board.

All building and zoning inspections, including those for Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning and Plumbing permits are scheduled through Building Services and are in conjunction with the State of Ohio approval standards.

Kim Brown, Account Clerk, can be contacted at (330) 678-8107 to schedule your inspection and provide information on permitting costs.