Delaware County Updates:

Effective Monday, March 15, 2021 the Department of Building Safety will be available by appointment only.
If you would like to meet with a Building Safety staff member please call 740-833-2200 to schedule your appointment. We encourage customers to continue utilizing our contactless methods of service and communication.

An exterior drop box for application submittals and a pick up box for approved permits are available. Both are located near the building’s south entry door. Prior to visiting the Channing Street facility, please contact the office at 740-833-2200 for instructions on how these services are provided. Payment of fees are required prior to any release of approvals/permits. Customers can utilize online payment options or mail checks to Building Safety, 50 Channing Street, Delaware, 43015.

Plan review staff continues to be available to discuss plan submittals, plan reviewers are available via the telephone and email, or virtual consultations via zoom, facetime, etc. Building Safety plan reviewers will now also be available by appointment if the options listed above fail. Permit application submittals that include complete construction documents, are to scale, not larger than 11” X 17” and in PDF format can be emailed to

Inspections continue to be scheduled and performed. Inspections for projects that require entering an occupied structure may be performed virtually. Inspectors can be contacted on their cell phone.

We will strive to continue to meet our goals for permit turnaround and next day inspections. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

The Building Safety website is located at: