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 is still restricted.  Please review Permits page for current information. When submitting for permits, please have everything ready prior to arriving - completed application, plans stapled in sets, and deposit (see below for 2021 deposit amounts.) We accept checks made payable to "City of Blue Ash. If payment is not included with submittal, we will call for credit card information (Visa or MasterCard only.) Submittals cannot be processed without a deposit. The submittal should be put in an envelope or rubber banded together.  For your convenience, there are envelopes in the lobby and a drop-off area for submittals. If you have questions prior to submitting, please call our office at 513-745-8520. We currently do not have face-to-face contact; however, the Community Development lobby is open 
for dropping off and picking up during normal office hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  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.