Building and Zoning Permits Required

The City of Xenia and Greene County Department of Building Regulation offices are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff members are still conducting permit reviews and limited inspections. The City of Xenia will still process zoning and engineering permits, but applications must be submitted online via the links below. City permit payments can be made online via a link that staff will email to the applicant when permits are approved.  

For planning/zoning questions, call (937)376-7285. For Engineering permitting questions, contact (937)376-7265. For building/electrical/mechanical permitting/inspection questions, click the Greene County Dept. of Building Regulation links below or call (937)562-7420. For plumbing or food service permitting/inspection questions, click the links for Greene County Public Health below or call (937)374-5600.
Type of Work

Zoning
Xenia Planning and Zoning Dept.

Building
Greene County Dept. of Building Regulation

Health 
Greene County Public Health

Engineering
Xenia Engineering Dept.

Change of occupancy (nonresidential)

Zoning Application

Fees (PDF)

Certificate of Occupancy Application

Plumbing Application
(for plumbing work)
Food Service Application 
(food sales/service only)

None

Accessory structure (shed, garage, gazebo, etc.) or
Private swimming pool

Zoning Application

Instructions (PDF)
Fees (PDF)

Building Application 
(only if building exceeds 200 sq. ft. and/or involves electrical work)

None

None

Fence Zoning Application

Instructions (PDF)
Fees (PDF)

None

None

None

Driveway/parking lot (new or expanded)

Zoning Application

Fees (PDF)

None

None

Right-of-Way Permit (new/expanded curbs, sidewalks or drive approaches)

Sign

Zoning Application

Fees (PDF)

Building Application
(permanent signs only)

None

None

New construction or
Building expansion

Zoning Application

Residential 1-2 unit Instructions (PDF)
Fees (PDF)

Building Application

Plumbing Application
(for plumbing work)
Food Service Application
(food sales/service only)

Water/Sewer Tap Application

Fees for All Water/Sewer Taps

Interior remodeling
(without expansion or change of use/occupancy
Not Applicable

Building Application 
(in some cases)

Plumbing Application
(for plumbing work)
Food Service Application 
(food sales/service only)

None

Board of Zoning Appeals
-Variance
-Administrative Appeal
BZA Application

BZA Information
Fees (PDF)
None None None

Planning and Zoning Commission
-Alternative Equivalent Review
-Certificate of Appropriateness
-Conditional Use
-Major Subdivision
-Planned Unit Development
-Rezoning

PZC Application

PZC Information
Fees (PDF)

None

None

None