Notice: Starting January 1, 2018, building department services, including building permits, for the Village of Golf Manor will be processed through Hamilton County after receiving a letter of zoning from the Village of Golf Manor. Information on Hamilton County’s process can be reviewed here.

The Village of Golf Manor maintains the integrity of the community environment by protecting the health and safety of the general public through the enforcement of all applicable building, housing, and zoning codes for all residential and commercial properties in the Village.

Assisting residents in proper permitting for buildng construction has been assigned to the Hamilton County Building Inspections and Permit Department. Enforcement of Village building codes and ordinances is performed in-house by the Village’s building code investigator.

Working with residents and business owners to resolve property maintenance issues is a prime objective. Such issues as peeling paint, rotted wood, deteriorated roof systems, life safety problems, complaints regarding deteriorated properties, high grass, trash, junked (disabled) autos, side walk and retention wall inspection are coordinated through our building code investigator. Complaints or questions regarding these areas should be reported directly at 513-531-7491. An investigator will call you back to discuss your concerns,


The Village of Golf Manor contracts with Hamilton County for administration of all residential and commercial property plan examinations, building permits, electrical permits and on-site inspections. The Hamilton County Board of Health is under contract to perform plumbing inspections.

The Hamilton County Buildng Inspections and Permits office reviews all applications and plans for residential and commercial construction, repairs, and alterations within the Village limits and issues the necessary permits for such work. After a permit has been issued, the department makes the necessary on-site inspections as the work progresses. Please see additional information here.

Prior to applying for a building permit, a letter of zoning compliance must be procured from the Village’s Building Code Inspector. A Hamilton County building permit is required for exterior work and interior remodeling projects involving projects or structural changes such as:

  • New dwelling
  • Home additions (including sheds & garages over 200 sq ft.)
  • Electrical wiring
  • Plumbing
  • Alteration and fire repair
  • Movement of structures
  • Accessory structures (sheds & garages under 200 sq ft.)
  • Enlargements of structures
  • Heating and cooling additions or replacements
  • Decks, handicap ramps and ramps without roofs
  • Pools (in-ground or above ground)
  • Retaining walls
  • Wrecking

Fence construction does not require a building permit but must meet the zoning requirements of the Village. A permit is not required for general maintenance items such as painting, wall papering, carpeting, landscaping, driveways, roof shingle replacement, etc.

If you are in doubt as to whether or not you may need a permit, contact the Hamilton County Building Insoections and Permits office at 513-946-4550.


An application for a building permit may be filed by the owner of the property on which the work is to be performed, or by the project architect, engineer, or any other agent contracted by the owner. The owner and the applicant share the responsibility for any and all information submitted. The information submitted with the application in the form of drawings and specifications must comply with all applicable building codes and ordinances.

Submit the application with three sets of drawings, and pay the upfront permit fee, to the Hamilton County Building Inspections and Permit office. When the drawings and application are reviewed and accepted (within a few days), the applicant will be notified to pick up the permit at the Hamilton County Building Inspections and Permit office.

Work must begin within six (6) months and must be completed within one (1) year of the permit issue date. One renewal will be permitted upon request at a cost of one-half (1/2) of the original permit fee. This extension will be good for an addition six (6) months from the original permit issue date.


Property Maintenance Complaints 513-531-7491
Property Inspection 513-946-4550
Building Applications, Permits & Information
for Residential & Commercial Property
Electrical Permits (Residential & Commercial) 513-946-4550
Plumbing Permits & Information 513-946-7800
Zoning Issues/Questions 513-531-7491



The Village of Golf Manor has adopted the Hamilton County, OH Department of Building Inspections Schedule of Fees. Information about the Hamilton County Building Inspection and Permit process can be found here or you can call directly at 513-946-4550.


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