Building

The Ashtabula County Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of Ohio Building Codes for residential and commercial construction in Ashtabula County. These building codes provide the department’s staff with guidelines to help ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors in their jurisdiction. Certified by the Ohio Board of Building Standards, the Ashtabula County Building Department provides professional consultation with prospective builders and developers, plan review services, inspections, and distribution of code information. We strive to provide effective and consistent code enforcement with a strong emphasis on quality customer service.

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ATTENTION ALL REGISTERED CONTRACTORS

THE DELAY IN THE ISSUANCE OF THE 2019 CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION WAS THE RESULT OF SOME MODIFICATIONS THAT WERE MADE TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.  IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THESE CHANGES, A NEW RESOLUTION HAD TO BE ADOPTED BY THE ASHTABULA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. THIS PROCESS TOOK LONGER THAN EXPECTED, DUE TO THE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED PER THE OHIO REVISED CODE.

ON JANUARY 29, 2019, RESOLUTION NO. 2019-071 WAS ADOPTED BY THE ASHTABULA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF O.R.C. 307.31, A 30 DAY PROBATION PERIOD MUST BE HELD PRIOR TO ACCEPTING REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS FOR 2019. IN THE MEANTIME, THE ACBD WILL BE PREPARING TO DISTRIBUTE TO ALL REGISTERED CONTRACTORS THE 2019 REGISTRATION APPLICATION.  ALL 2018 REGISTRATIONS WILL BE HONORED DURING THIS PROBATION PERIOD.

FINALLY, WHILE PREPARING THIS RECENT RESOLUTION, AN ERROR WAS DISCOVERED REGARDING THIS REGISTRATION PROGRAM THAT WAS ESTABLISHED BACK IN 2015. REFER TO THE 01.29.19 PRESS RELEASE LOCATED ABOVE REGARDING THIS MATTER.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.