The mission of the Greenhills Building and Zoning Department is to ensure a safe environment in the Village of Greenhills. It serves a number of functions, including zoning approvals, building plan review, the issuance of building permits, rental property inspection, final building inspections and code enforcement.

All building and/or land use activities in Greenhills require a Zoning Certificate.  The fee is $35 for residential and $100 for commercial.  Please find the link to the application on this page.  For zoning questions, call 825-2100.  To see the official zoning map of the Village, please click here


Forms & Helpful Links

When do I need a permit?

Tent Requirements

Application for Zoning Compliance

Application for Residential Zoning Compliance

Building Permit Application

Sidewalk Permit Application

Rental Inspection Affidavit

Building Permit fee deposits

Explanation of fees

Some building projects only require a zoning review and zoning certificate. All zoning approvals are issued pending compliance with the Greenhills Zoning Code, Chapters 1109-1155 of the Greenhills Codified Ordinances.  The Zoning Code for the Village of Greenhills is intended to promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience and general welfare of the community.  

If you are interested in opening a business in the Village of Greenhills, you must first apply for a Zoning Certificate referenced above.  This includes a zoning code use review, which verifies your use is permitted by the Code, and a fire inspection of your space. The Fire Department will inform you of any building permits that you may need before occupying your space.  The fee for the Zoning Certificate is $100.  Please contact the Village at 513-825-2100 if you have questions.

Greenhills issues building and electrical permits for building and electrical work. To apply for a building permit, please submit the completed building permit application, three (3) copies of building plans and the necessary fee deposit.  In most cases, the deposit covers the entire building fee. For more complex projects, however, the total fee may be more or less than the deposit. NOTE: There is a new Residential Building Code for Ohio effective July 1, 2019.

For plumbing permits, call Hamilton County Dept. of Environmental Health Services, Plumbing Division at 513-946-7852.

In addition to building project inspections, the Greenhills Building Department performs inspections of rental properties.  Rental units are to be inspected every 3 years or when there is a change of occupancy. The cost is $35 per unit.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the rental inspection is up to date.

For exterior property maintenance code enforcement, the Village utilizes the International Property Maintenance Code.  If you believe you observed a property maintenance code violation (including long grass, inoperable vehicles or exterior disrepair), please contact 513-745-0370.  If you notice trash or refuse in the right of way (between the sidewalk and the street) or have questions about a property, please contact the Village at 513-825-2100.



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