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Zoning and Building Permits

Jefferson Township Zoning Portal

All Residential and Commercial Zoning Permit Applications, Right-of-Way Excavation Permits, and Applications to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission can now be completed through the online zoning portal. 

This paperless process allows us to serve you better by allowing for online payments, inspection scheduling, and a transparent review process. 

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Commercial Building Permits

Jefferson Township contracts with a third-party Commercial Building Official (CBO) for commercial plan reviews. Due to the nature of commercial building plans, printed plans are required for submission.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FEE SCHEDULE

COMMERCIAL BUILDING APPLICATION 


Additional Information

CURRENT ZONING FEES

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS APPLICATION DEADLINES

ZONING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fire Prevention Permits
To apply for a tent permit, download and complete the application and return to the Jefferson Township Fire Prevention Bureau at 6767 Havens Corners Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

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To apply for a burn permit, you must contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at  (614) 588-5880 48 hours prior to burning. Burn permits only apply to commercial, educational or community organizations. A permit is not required for personal, at home bonfires.

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Commercial and educational facilities in Jefferson Township are required to perform a fire watch when fire suppression or detection systems are not functional.

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Apply for a Certificate of Occupancy Permit when the business or owners name change, but the function remains the same.

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Transient Vendors
All Transient Vendors (solicitors) in Jefferson Township are required to obtain a permit through the Zoning Department. The list of permitted companies will be updated as new applications are received. All solicitors should be able to prove they have been issued a Jefferson Township Transient Vendor Permit. If an unapproved solicitor comes to your door, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (614) 525-3333 or 911 if you feel threatened, use your instincts and be safe.  


Companies Permitted to Solicit in Jefferson Township:  

  • IGS Interstate Gas Supply is permitted to solicit as an electric and gas energy supplier in residential neighborhoods, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. until December 13, 2017.