Community Development (Building Dept.)

Community Development


Welcome to the Community Development Department. 
Please use the navigation on the left to guide you through the department's site.

Due to Covid-19, our face-to-face contact has been restricted.  We are still taking submittals, but have a new process in place until things get back to normal.  When submitting, please have everything ready prior to arriving - completed application, plans stapled in sets, and deposit check (made payable to City of Blue Ash.) If paying by credit card (we accept Visa & MasterCard only), please include note to call for credit card information.  The submittal should be put in an envelope (if possible) or rubber banded together.  For your convenience, there are envelopes in the lobby and a box for submittals.  We are on limited staff; however, the Community Development lobby will remain open during regular office hours for dropping off and picking up.  If you need to speak to someone regarding plan review, scheduling an inspection or Code questions, please call 513-745-8522.  Thank you for your understanding!

Planning & Zoning Application Fees:

Blue Ash City Council adopted an updated fee structure for all new buildings in Blue Ash. There are now additional fees due at the time an application is filed. These fees are in addition to the Building Permit application fees. Applications will not be processed until these fees are received by the City.

The full application fee notice is located here.

Please direct any questions to Community Development Director, Dan Johnson at or 513-745-8528.