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.

When submitting for permits, please have everything ready prior to arriving - completed application, plans stapled in sets, and deposit (see below for 2022 deposit amounts.) Checks should be 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 and dropped off in the Community Development on the black cabinet marked "Drop-Off Area".  For your convenience, there are envelopes in the lobby. If you have questions prior to submitting, please call our office at 513-745-8520.  Staff is available by appointment only; however, the Community Development lobby is open for dropping off and picking up during normal office hours, which are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.  If you need to speak to someone regarding plan review, scheduling an inspection or Code questions, please call 513-745-8522.

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.