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?

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

Ken Farmwald
Supervisor
(614) 525-3865
 Email Ken

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

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

Supervisor
(614) 525-3865
 Email Ken

City of Columbus
Medical Gas Only

 

(614) 525-6667
 Email Mike

Cities
Bexley
Hilliard
Whitehall

Villages
Valleyview

Townships
Brown
Franklin
Norwich
Pleasant
Prairie

Other
Madison County (South and Central)

(614) 525-3876
 Email Terry

Cities
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Worthington

Villages
Minvera Park

Townships
Blendon
Clinton (South)
Jefferson
Mifflin
Plain 
Sharon 

(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
Grandview
Upper Arlington

Villages
Marble Cliff

Townships
Clinton (North)
Perry
Washington

Other
 Madison County (North)

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 Economic Development 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.