Building Department & Code Enforcement


The Building Department is responsible for reviewing building plans, issuing permits & certificates of occupancy, property inspections, planning and zoning.



The purpose of the Housing/Property Maintenance Code is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the public. All structures, residential and non-residential, and all existing premises require minimum property maintenance standards and sanitary conditions. The City of North College Hill’s Property Maintenance Inspector is responsible for providing administration and enforcement on property owners whose existing premises and structures do not comply with these provisions. Additional purposes of the Property Maintenance Code are to conserve and protect the value of properties, improve aesthetic aspects of the City of North College Hill, and provide protection against public nuisances. Non-compliance with code violations, after proper notification, may result in penalties imposed by the courts and/or civil fines/assessments.


The below ordinances pertain specifically to the building code within the City of North College Hill. For a complete list of codified ordinances and the city charter, click here.


Permit & Inspection Fees

Fees for building permits, inspections and certificates of occupancy issued by the City of North College Hill are set by Hamilton County Buildings & Inspections Department.

Nuisance Abatement Fees

Fees for nuisance abatement will vary based on the nature of the nuisance, and the cost for time and materials incurred.

How to Pay

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, personal check, cashier’s check, certified check, travelers check, money order, or debit/credit card - Visa and MasterCard only.

  • Pay In Person or by Mail:
    City of North College Hill
    Attn: Building Department
    1500 W. Galbraith Road
    North College Hill, OH 45239
    ** Please do NOT send cash through the mail! **
  • Pay By Phone:
    Contact the City Finance Office at 513-521-7413, x201
    Office Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.