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Welcome to Ottawa County Building Inspection
Contact Us at:
Telephone: 419-734-6767
Fax: 419-734-6853

Office Hours:
7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. (Note Courthouse Hours)

Courthouse Hours:
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Ottawa County Court House
315 Madison Street, Room 104
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452


The Ottawa County Department of Building Inspection is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the applicable State of Ohio Building codes for residential, commercial and industrial construction, alteration & additions to all public and private buildings and structures. Building Codes provide the department's Inspectors with guidelines to help ensure the health, safety, and welfare of Ottawa County residents and our guests. Certified by the State of Ohio, The Ottawa County Building Inspection Department provides Plan Review, Issues Plan Approvals and conducts Inspection Services for Building, Electrical, HVAC & Mechanical, Plumbing, Medical Gas & Pressure Piping and Fire Protection Systems, Code enforcement & information.

Downloadable Permit Applications & Information Documents

(The Chief Building Official also administers & implements the Floodplain requirements for Ottawa County)

24 Hours Advance Notice is Required for All Inspections

Must have Address, Permit Number & Type of Inspection when Inspection is scheduled

No applications will be processed after 4:00PM

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