Building and Zoning Departments

London Building and Zoning Departments

The London building department office is now open 7:30am until 12:00pm

London OH Building and Zoning department Whether business, housing, or industry, the City of London encourages growth and welcomes new development. The Building & Zoning office personnel are prepared to assist both new and established business, as well as the residents of London as the city grows. Located at 20 S. Walnut Street, Suite 105. The Building and Zoning office will provide all necessary applications for zoning and construction permits. The staff will work to help you understand the review process and get your applications to the appropriate part of the review process.

Building regulation and zoning regulation serve two different functions. However, these two functions work closely together.

  • Zoning regulation deals with the activity or use of a particular property and where that property is located.
  • Building regulation is to safeguard the public and the employees as they provide or partake of the service offered. For example, a fast food restaurant with a drive thru would conflict in a residential subdivision. The zoning code separates the residential and restaurant uses. When the restaurant is built in a more the appropriate location, the building code enforces exhaust ventilation for the kitchen, fire suppression systems in the kitchen, exit and emergency lighting, accessibility and other standards to insure customer and employee safety.

To Contact the Office:

Call our office at 740-852-7045 or email between the hours of 7:30 am - 12 pm, Monday-Friday.

The Chief Building Official for the City of London is Tom Hale and he can be contacted via email at