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Service Director's Department

330-364-4491

150 East High Avenue

Suite 200

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Monday -  Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Ron McAbier

Service Director

330-364-4491, ext. 1242

Larry Lowdermilk

IS / GIS / CAD / Mapping / Web Site / Social Media Editor

330-364-4491 ext. 1277

Jonalee Fernatt

Secretary to the Service Director

330-364-4491, ext. 1275

Joshua Mathias

Zoning & Building Code Administrator

330-364-4491, ext. 1276

Jeff Evans

Facilities Manager

330-364-4491, ext. 1270

Darrell Ciereszewski

Custodian

330-364-4491, ext. 1270

City of New Philadelphia Building Permit Process

Property owners are responsible for obtaining all permits.  The approval process takes approximately five to seven business days. Please plan your project accordingly.

 

Building Permits can be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • In person at 150 East High Avenue, Suite 200, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • Mail to: Service Director, 150 East High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • Email to servicedirector@newphilaoh.com 

Fees:

  • Fees must be submitted with the building permit application.
  • Forms must be complete and contain the following information for the following:

Siding and Curbs: 

  • No drawings are needed.

Sidewalks and Driveways: 

  • Amount of concrete required.
  • No drawing needed.

Signs: 

  • Type and size of sign and footage required, also type, size, and footage of any existing signs.
  • Front footage of the building is also required.

Fences: 

  • A drawing is required showing where the fence will be located on the property.
  • Maximum height for fences is 6 feet. Fences on the corner of streets and/or alleys must not exceed a height of 3.5 feet for a distance of 25 feet from the corner of the lot.
  • Fences may be constructed up to the property line, but it is not recommended.

Garages, Sheds, Decks, Pools, Additions, Alterations, Etc:

  • Require a drawing with the following information:
    • Lot size:
      • Measurements of existing structure
      • Measurements of proposed structure
      • All setback measurements (frontage, property lines, streets, alleys, etc.
      • Swimming pools must be enclosed by a fence with a minimum height of 5 feet.
    • Setbacks:
      • Front - 25 feet minimum
      • Side - 5 feet minimum, 10 feet minimum for side lot bordered by an alley
      • Rear - 5 feet minimum, 10 feet minimum for rear lot bordered by an alley
      • Corner Lots - 25 feet minimum for each side adjacent to street
    • Lot Coverage:
      • Lot coverage not to exceed 33%

Erosion and Sediment Control :

Sewer Tap: 

  • Building permits for new homes must also pay a sewer tap fee. 

Contact Information

Service Director's Department

330-364-4491

150 East High Avenue

Suite 200

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Monday -  Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Ron McAbier

Service Director

330-364-4491, ext. 1242

Larry Lowdermilk

IS / GIS / CAD / Mapping / Web Site / Social Media Editor

330-364-4491 ext. 1277

Jonalee Fernatt

Secretary to the Service Director

330-364-4491, ext. 1275

Joshua Mathias

Zoning & Building Code Administrator

330-364-4491, ext. 1276

Jeff Evans

Facilities Manager

330-364-4491, ext. 1270

Darrell Ciereszewski

Custodian

330-364-4491, ext. 1270