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?

Plumbing contractors or homeowners (who purchased a permit) can request an inspection for a permitted plumbing or medical gas project by using the on-line request form, or by calling (614) 525-3160. Franklin County Public Health also offers remote plumbing inspections for One-Day Bath remodels and Residential Water Heaters by submitting digital pictures and/or videos.  Please contact Sandy Cameron at (614) 525-3635 for details. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Cameron at (614) 525-3635.  Thank you for your cooperation. For inspection requests in the City of Westerville, please call (614) 901-6650 or the 24-hour inspection line at (614) 901-6880 before 12:00 p.m. for next day inspections.


CHANGES IN INSPECTION REQUEST CUT-OFF TIME

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7, 2021, FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH WILL REQUIRE THAT INSPECTION REQUESTS BE RECEIVED BEFORE 12:00 P.M. FOR NEXT DAY INSPECTIONS. ANY REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THAT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT DAY.

Inspectors and the Areas They Serve

Sandy Cameron
Administrative Assistant
(614) 525-3635
  Email Sandy

Brien Bellous
Supervisor
(614) 525-5333
 Email Brien

Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:

(614) 525-5333
 Email Brien

Cities
Canal Winchester
Gahanna
Groveport
New Albany
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg
Westerville

Villages
Brice
Harrisburg
Lockbourne
Minvera Park
Obetz
Urbancrest

Townships
Blendon
Clinton (South)
Hamilton
Jackson
Jefferson
Madison
Mifflin
Plain
Truro

(614) 525-6667
 Email Mike

Cities
Bexley
Hilliard
Whitehall

Villages
Valleyview

Townships
Brown
Franklin
Norwich
Pleasant
Prairie

Other
Madison County

(614) 525-3865
 Email Tom

 

Cities
Dublin
Grandview
Upper Arlington
Worthington

Villages
Marble Cliff

Townships
Clinton (North)
Perry
Sharon
Washington

Plumbing Permits

Residential Permits

  1. Obtain from the local City Building Department or
  2. Obtain from FCPH if in a township or village

 

Commercial Permits

  1. Submit all Plan Reviews to Franklin County Public Health
  2. Plumbing Plan Review Application
  3. Plumbing Permit Application

Three Exceptions:

  • 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.

Medical Gas Permit Application

FCPH issues all medical gas permits in Franklin County (with the exception of Grove City), the City of Columbus and Madison County.

 

Medical Gas Permit Application

General Info/FAQs

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

Call the appropriate inspector between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Monday through Friday) and we will meet you for a consultation.