JUNE, 12th 2014, (WAUSEON, OH) The Fulton County Board of Commissioners decided in their May 1st meeting to adopt the Ohio State Building Codes and establish a Building Department for Fulton County. In doing that, they also voted to contract with Wood County to perform the duties for this department.
The Building Department will enforce all venues of building code such as but not limited to plan review, inspections/permitting for building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire sprinklers and fire alarms. The fees of the permits will cover the cost of contracting with Wood County.
Previously, all commercial buildings and structures in the unincorporated areas of the county had to access this service through the State of Ohio. Once approved by the Ohio Board of Building Standards, Wood County will be performing the tasks noted above. Note; existing projects already approved by the State and under construction will be completed by the State Building Department. Only new projects starting on July 1, 2014 will be regulated by the Wood County Building Department.
The transition will occur on July 1st, 2014. Those who are seeking plan approvals/inspections should contact: Wood County Building Inspection 419-354-9190, Office Hours, 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. Visit the Wood County Building Inspection webpage for additional permitting and contact information: http://wcbinspect.co.wood.oh.us.
Wood County is also currently working with Archbold, Delta, Swanton and Wauseon to secure similar arrangements. They hope to have these commitments on board by August 1, 2014.