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 Portage County Building Department

Flood Plain Administration

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Randall E. Roberts, Director/Floodplain Administrator
449 S. Meridian Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
1st Floor, Portage County Administration Bldg.

Office Hours:

 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Permits Issued 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday - Friday
Phone: 330-297-3530, Fax: 330-297-3896 


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Building Department Jurisdictions | Registered Contractors | Building Permits Issued

2015 Contractor Registration Renewal



The Portage County Building Department serves all the Townships and Villages in the County. For information and permits within the cities of: Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro and Aurora; please contact these municipalities directly.
The Portage County Building Department is certified by the State of Ohio and authorized by County Resolutions to perform plan reviews, issue permits, provide inspections and collect fees for the following Residential and Commercial projects:
  • All construction, including but not limited to: new construction, additions, alterations, remodeling, decks, porches, ramps, gazebos, garages (including pole barns), pavilions and building demolition.
  • All electrical work, including but not limited to: new service, new meters, all new or replacement electrical wiring, swimming pools (licensed electrical contractor required) and ancillary systems (generators, solar and wind).
  • All mechanical (HVAC) work, including but not limited to: furnaces, are conditioning, boilers, hydronics, geo-thermal and their related components (ducts, vents, piping), fireplace inserts and wood burning appliances.
  • All fire protection systems: sprinklers and fire alarms.
  • Plumbing (including water heaters), wells and septic - please contact the Portage County Health Deptartment @330-297-3502
   Previous Months Building Permits Issued
   Download Information / Applications / Permits
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Commercial Forms
Contractor Registration
Residential Forms





    Helpful Links

Ohio Building Codes On-Line
Home Builders Association
National Fire Protection Agency
Ohio Board of Building Standards
Ohio Manufactured Home Commission
Underwriters Laboratories


   Registered Contractors
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Registered Contractor Master Lists
NOTICE: Contractor registration is required within the jurisdiction of the Portage County Building Dept, for a contractor to obtain any permit. These lists of Registered Contractors are accurate at the time of publication; however, we suggest that you contact our office to verify the registration accuracy of any particular contractor that you are considering.  


  Contact Information
Building Official
Floodplain Administrator
Randy Roberts (330) 297-3534
  Office Supervisor Carrie Quotson (330) 297-3541
  Building/Mechanical Inspector Dexter LeMon (330) 298-2107  
  Electrical Inspector   (330) 297-3530  
  Schedule Inspections
  Building (Commercial) (330) 297-3530  
  Building (Residential) (330) 298-1113  
  Electrical (330) 298-4503  


Driving Directions using Google maps:

449 S. Meridian Street
1st Floor, Portage County Administration Bldg.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266 

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