Ohio Board of Building Appeals
Individuals, businesses, and local governments may appeal local building permit decisions to the Ohio Board of Building Appeals to request a variance, or to question enforcement of the Ohio Building Code. In legal matters before the Board, the assistance of an Ohio construction lawyer may be valuable.
At Graff & McGovern, our attorneys offer knowledge of the Ohio Building Code and other laws related to construction. We also offer experience representing clients at the Ohio Board of Building Appeals.
Call Graff & McGovern at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to schedule an appointment with an attorney to discuss a building or construction matter.
About Enforcement of the Ohio Building Code
Critical to real estate construction is Ohio’s Building Code. All commercial construction requires a building permit, which serves as the basis for a final inspection and occupancy permit.
Housed in the Department of Commerce, the Ohio Board of Building Standards enacts and manages Ohio’s state building code. The Board also authorizes each local building department, and provides plan review when no locality otherwise provides that service.
The Ohio Fire Marshal issues contractor Fire Safety certification to contractors constructing plumbing and fire alarm systems. In addition, the Fire Marshal enacts and manages Ohio’s state fire code.
Finally, the Ohio Board of Building Appeals hears requests from owners, contractors, and public authorities for variances or enforcement of Building Code requirements.
How an Ohio Construction Lawyer Can Help
We represent clients in providing legal interpretation and communications regarding developments in enactment and enforcement of the Ohio Building Code.
We represent parties before the Boards in developing or amending Code provisions.
We represent parties before the Board of Building Appeals to seek approval of the clients’ remedy or interpretation of individual provisions.
Significantly, we have worked for decades with the individual staff members tasked with writing and enforcing these Codes. Sometimes a phone call can be invaluable to a client seeking a positive interpretation or resolution.
Contact Graff & McGovern Today
The attorneys at Graff & McGovern offer experience with legal matters involving the Ohio Building Code, Ohio Board of Building Appeals, and other construction-related matters.
Contact us today at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to schedule an appointment with an Ohio construction lawyer.