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The Purpose of Building Codes & Inspections
Communities choose to enforce building codes to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the health, safety and general welfare of its citizens. Codes may also control the design, quality of materials, construction, installation, repair and occupancy of commercial structures, residential dwellings and accessory structures, like detached garages and sheds.
The City of Fairborn's Building Inspection uses the most current State of Ohio Codes. The Residential Building Code of Ohio (RCO) was established By the Ohio Building Officials Of Ohio (OBOA) and the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) from the International Residential Building Code. The State of Ohio Codes are enforced locally by the Chief Building Official.
2017 Ohio Building Code
Effective November 1, 2017, and as required by the State of Ohio, the City of Fairborn will be enforcing the 2017 Ohio Building Code for all Non-Residential (Commercial) permit applications. Any application submitted prior to the November 1, 2017 effective date will be reviewed under the previous version of the Ohio Building Code.
All Residential permit applications will continue to be reviewed under the 2013 Residential Code of Ohio.
Current Building and Occupancy Flow Charts: View the current flow chart for building occupancy.
Interim Development Services Director
Chief Building Official
Building Code & Inspection Division
Email the Building Code and Inspection Division
44 W Hebble Avenue
Fairborn, OH 45324