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Building Regs

About the Building Regulations Division

The 2013 Residential Code of Ohio went into effect on January 1, 2013 for all projects for one, two and three residences and there accessory structures. There are a limited number of 2013 code books for sale at our offices.

Montgomery County Building Regulations is certified by the State of Ohio to enforce building codes at a local level.  We enforce building and electrical codes, flood damage prevention codes, and special airport zoning.   

We do not enforce codes governing general zoning, water supply or sanitary plumbing, existing building maintenance, daycare licensing, curb cut approval, elevator construction (other than the shaft), or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Main Office
451 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45422-1070
Phone: (937) 225-4622
Fax: (937) 225-6327
South Satellite Office
M,W,& F 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
8190 McEwen Rd
Dayton, Ohio 45458
Washington Township 


For 12 years, Montgomery County has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Washington Township, sharing space in the Township Government Center to operate a Satellite Building Regulations Office.  Washington Township has also provided financial support for our outreach efforts.  However, in order for Montgomery County Building Regulations to maintain an economically viable presence at the Washington Township Government Center, beginning January 1, 2012, Montgomery County will assess a customer convenience fee for permits applied for at our Satellite Office for work in areas other than Washington Township. 

For work within Washington Township, there will be no convenience fee charged. 

For applications for all permits for work that is not in Washington Township, a $10 customer convenience fee will be added to the currently assessed fees.  While these fees will be assessed for each new permit, they will not be assessed more than one time for each permit.  For example, the convenience fee will be assessed as part of the up-front fee paid at the time of application for a permit, but no additional fee will be charged when the permit is picked up, even if there is a balance due.

Each permit application will have a convenience fee added, so if a Building permit and a Mechanical permit are applied for, each will be assessed the convenience fee.

Convenience fees will not be charged for transactions that don’t involve the payment of fees, nor will they be charged for supplemental fees paid, such as plan change or reinspection fees. 

Any questions may be directed to Maury Wyckoff, Chief Building Official, at 937-225-4586.


Dayton, Ohio (March 2, 2015) – As part of an ongoing effort to improve service delivery to customers, Montgomery County Building Regulations is simplifying the fee collection process by rounding off all fees collected to the nearest whole dollar, using standard accounting procedures. 

Effective March 4, 2015, after all fees are calculated in accordance with our adopted fee schedule, any fractions of a dollar will be rounded off, with amounts less than or equal to 50 cents being rounded down, and amounts of 51 cents or greater being rounded up to the next whole dollar.  Rounding off will be on a per-permit basis, done at the time the each permit is generated, or additional fee is assessed.

Montgomery County Building Regulations now accept payments via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.  Credit cards can be used to make payments in person at both the Main Office, the South Satellite Office, and via facsimile.  Montgomery County Building Regulations does not absorb the cost of processing credit card transactions, so a service fee of 2.35% will be added to each fee paid with a credit card, with a minimum $1.20 service fee added per transaction.  Those fees will not be rounded off.  

Fax users should discard old fax transmittal forms and download new ones from this website:


Our eConnect software allows you to link directly to our permit database.  You can now search for the Status of all permits issued since 1993. 

You can check the status of applications, and if they are on hold, why. We also document inspections as to when they are conducted, and whether they have passed or failed.  The Parcel search will let you see all of the permits applied for and issued for a property. Click on one of the buttons to the left to transfer to our eConnect site. 

To check the Status of a Permit or Application, type in identifying information about the Property or the Applicant.  Note that since the software is looking for exact matches, often less is more in information you type in.  Include the minimum information you think will be necessary to find distinct records, especially since information entered may have been  slightly different than you would.  For instance, our records may or may not have "Inc." after an applicant name.  If you type in the name only, it will return selections with and without the "Inc.", and you can then select from those found.

The button to Find Permit Info by Parcel or Address will lead you to a similar search form.  Again, try to enter the least amount of information to distinguish the property you are looking for.  You do not need to fill in all of the boxes. You can also enter partial words or addresses to broaden your search.  Read the help notes on that page for other tips for searching our records.