Building

Inspection Guidelines Booklet For Residential 1 & 2 Family Dwellings:

Booklet containing useful information regarding inspections during the construction process. Includes diagrams as well as a copy of the inspection checklist used by our inspectors at the site. These checklists are a guidelines for inspection purposes.  Booklet price is $4.00 if purchasing a hard copy.
 
Or you may obtain and print a copy by clicking the following link:
 
 
 
Inspection Guidelines Booklet For Manufactured Homes:
Booklet containing useful information regarding inspections during the construction process. Includes diagrams as well as a copy of the inspection checklist used by our inspectors at the site. These checklists are a guideline for inspection purposes. A detailed drawing of a typical footing and foundation is shown as well as information on the installation of the electric service, drain pipe support methods and landing and stair detail for decks on manufactured homes.  Booklet price is $4.00 if purchasing a hard copy. 
 
Or you may obtain and print a copy by clicking the following link:
 
 
 

BUILDING CODES IN EFFECT AS OF APRIL 1, 2024

 

International Building Code / 2021

International Residential Code / 2021

International Mechanical Code / 2021

International Plumbing Code / 2021

International Fire Code / 2021

National Electric Code /2020 

Swimming Pool & Spa Code “ISPSC” / 2021

 

The County of Franklin On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems Ordinance and Regulations (Adopted and Amended on November 27, 2007, and Effective Date January 1, 2008).

Planning & Zoning Department:

Franklin County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Unified Land-Use Regulations of Franklin County

 
CODE AMENDMENTS TAKING EFFECT 04/01/2021
 
 
 
 

NOTE! PERMIT FEES AND ESCROW FEES MUST BE PAID SEPARATELY IN TWO SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

FLAT FEE SCHEDULE IN LINK BELOW.  ALL OTHER PERMIT FEES NOT LISTED ARE CALCULATED AT THE END OF THE PERMIT PROCESSING.  ONCE THE PERMIT IS APPROVED AND READY TO BE ISSUED, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHAT THE PERMIT FEE HAS BEEN CALCULATED TO AND WHAT YOUR ESCROW FEE WILL BE.  ISSUED DATE IS CONSIDERED THE DATE THE PERMIT AND ESCROW FEES ARE PAID.

 

Flat Rate Fee Schedule As Of June 1, 2022

 

ESCROW FEES

 

Most permits will have an escrow fee in addition to the application and permit fees.  Escrow fees are taken with a separate check and is deposited.  Escrow fees are refundable so long as a passing final inspection is obtained prior to the permit's expiration date.

 

$350 for One- and Two-Family Dwellings including any type of manufactured housing not located in a Mobile Home Park or a Manufactured Housing Park facility as defined in the Franklin County Unified Land Use Regulations. $500.00 escrow for permits with a permit fee of $1500.00 and above.                                                                                                                                                                           

$1000.00 for all Commercial and Industrial structures.

$200.00 for ALL other structures.

$200.00 for Sewer Permits.

 


 

WITNESS REPORTS

Anyone witnessing a potential violation of adopted building codes may file a complaint by completing a Witness Report.  Our office is not able to accept anonymous complaints.  Please click link below to download and print the Witness Report Form.  This form must be signed and notarized.

 

Witness Report Form

 


 Building Department Permit Documents & Information