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Current Building Codes
Commercial Codes
 Building  2011 OBC (Ohio Building Code)
 Mechanical  2011 OMC (Ohio Mechanical Code) and OBC Chapter 28
 Gas  2009 IFGC (International Fuel Gas Code)
 Electrical  2014 NEC (National Electrical Code) and OBC Chapter 27
 Plumbing  2011 OPC (Ohio Plumbing Code) Greene County Plumbing Department
 Suppression  NFPA 13 (2010)
 Fire Alarm  NFPA 72 (2010)
 KHS  NFPA 17A (2009)
 Accessibility  2011 OBC Chapter 11 / ICC/ANSI A117.1- 2009

Residential Codes
2013 RCO  Residential Code of Ohio for 1, 2, and 3 Family Dwellings
2014 NEC  National Electrical Code

Useful Information
 Wind Speed  90 mph (3 sec. gust)
 Snow Load  Ground - 20 pounds per square foot
 Roof Load - 20 pounds per square foot
 Seismic Design Category  “B”
 Weather Probability  Severe
 Frost Line Depth  32 inches for Greene County
 Termite Damage
 Moderate to Heavy
 Slight to Moderate
 Winter Design Temperature  5 degrees
 Ice Shield Underlayment Required  Yes
 Flood Hazards  See Local Flood Plain Administrator
 Air Freezing Index  
 Less than 1,500
 Mean Annual Temperature   
 50 degrees

  • Each city and township in Greene County has jurisdiction for zoning.
  • Each has their own zoning requirements.
  • Contact the appropriate jurisdiction for their requirements.

Greene County Combined Health District
  • Commercial Food Service and Retail Food Permits
  • Well and Septic Permits
  • Plumbing Department

Al Kuzma
Chief Building Official

667 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Xenia, Ohio  45385

Ph: (937) 562-7420
Fx: (937) 562-7425

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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