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?

UPDATE! 11/24/2020

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

Ryan Wilkins
Plumbing Supervisor
(614) 525-4985
 Email Ryan

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

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

(614) 525-6667
 Email Mike

Cities
Bexley
Hilliard
Whitehall

Villages
Valleyview

Townships
Brown
Franklin
Norwich
Pleasant
Prairie

Other
Madison County

(614) 525-3876
 Email Terry

Cities
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville

Villages
Minvera Park

Townships
Blendon
Clinton (South)
Jefferson
Mifflin
Plain
Sharon

(614) 525-3865
 Email Tom

 

Cities
Grandview
Upper Arlington
Worthington

Villages
Marble Cliff

Townships
Clinton (North)
Perry
Washington

(614) 525-5333
 Email Bob

Cities
Canal Winchester
Groveport
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg

Villages
Brice
Harrisburg
Lockbourne
Obetz
Urbancrest

Townships
Hamilton
Jackson
Madison
Truro

(614) 525-4985
 Email Ryan

Cities
Dublin

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.