Our plumbing inspectors are certified with the State of Ohio Department of Commerce and maintain those certifications by attending annual professional development classes.
Our department provides plumbing inspection services to all areas of Franklin County except the City of Columbus and the City of Grove City.
Our services include:
Registration of plumbing contractors
Commercial plumbing plan review
Permitting and inspections of all commercial and residential plumbing installations
Plan review, permitting and inspection of medical gas services.
Provide services for all medical gas installations in Franklin County (now includes the City of Columbus, with the exception of the City of Grove City)
How Can I Request An Inspection?
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: 11/23/2020
In order to stop or reduce the spread of COVID-19 within Franklin County, beginning November 30, 2020, Franklin County Public Health will be implementing the following COVID-19 protocols for commercial and residential plumbing inspections. These protocols will remain in place until further notice.
COMMERCIAL PLUMBING AND MEDICAL GAS INSPECTIONS
The following COVID-19 protocols will apply to all commercial plumbing inspections:
- Inspectors will not enter job trailers or field offices unless necessary. To the extent possible, consultations or discussions will be held outside or in open job areas where social distancing can occur.
- Areas to be inspected on the job site shall be cleared of all workers until the inspection is completed.
- Only the contract plumber and other necessary persons may accompany the inspector.
- Everyone on the job site shall wear a mask, unless exempted.
RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING INSPECTIONS
Franklin County Public Health will continue to conduct residential plumbing inspections under the following conditions.
- Unoccupied homes: Water heater, bathroom remodel and major home remodel project inspections where the home is unoccupied will be conducted with the plumbing inspector and plumbing contractor. All other workers will be asked to leave the area during the time of inspection. Social distancing shall be practiced. Everyone on the job site shall wear a mask, unless exempted.
- Occupied Homes: Water heater, bathroom remodel, and major home remodel project inspections where the home is occupied can be inspected remotely by inspectors using digital photographs provided by the plumbing contractor or by the use of live video calling/conferencing apps such as FaceTime, Zoom or Google Duo. At the discretion of the inspector, the inspection may take place in person. All safety protocols will be followed (i.e., wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, etc.)
If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Cameron at 614-525-3635 or Ryan Wilkins at 614-525-4985. Thank you for your cooperation.
For inspection requests in the City of Westerville call (614) 901-6650 or the 24-hour inspection line at (614) 901-6880 before 12:00 p.m. for next day service.
Inspectors and the Areas They Serve
Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:
- Submit all Plan Reviews to Franklin County Public Health
- Plumbing Plan Review Application
- Plumbing Permit Application
- If the job is in the City of Westerville, work directly with the Westerville Building Department.
- If the job is in Groveport, work directly with the Groveport Building Department.
- If the job is in Worthington, work directly with the Worthington Building Department.
You can pay by cash or check – in person, through the mail or by courier.
- If there is any alteration of the piping system
- Installation of a replacement water heater
- Installation of a tub and/or shower valve
You don’t need a permit for the replacement of a faucet, sink or water closet (toilet).
- Residential - Yes, if the homeowner will be doing the work and with a signed homeowners' affidavit
- Commercial - No