Online Permit System

 Note: Our online permit system is currently limited to checking permit statuses only. Check the status of a permit by going to the Check Permit Status page.

Keep checking this page in the future when new features, such as applying for permits online, become active.

What You Need to Know


  • To apply online as a contractor, you must already be a City of Dayton licensed contractor and already registered.
  • To register to apply online, contact 937-333-3883 or email with your contact information, including company name if applicable. Please include the type of permit you have questions about in the subject line of your email (ex. Subject: Electrical Permit).
  • Due to nightly maintenance, the Online Permit system will not be available from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. daily.

Disclaimer



City of Dayton

In no event will the City be liable for any error caused by a user of this website, including but not limited to incorrect or incomplete account or property address information. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the City disclaims liability for any and all damages, including indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, damages for lost profits, disclosure of confidential information, or loss of privacy connected to the use, or inability to use, this website. (ie, some sort of language to protect us from people who use/misuse the site, rely on misinformation they received as a result of their misuse and detrimentally rely on said misinformation).

This Disclaimer and all use of this website shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to rules thereunder pertaining to conflicts of laws.

Payment Disclaimer

Those who decide to pay fees to the City by credit or debit card will be asked to furnish personally identifying information. Any person using this website to make payment agrees to voluntarily provide this information. The City will not rent, sell, or otherwise make available to any third party any information that identifies a user or payment made through this website, other than to process the transaction requested by the user.

The City does not indicate a preference for any credit card or debit card service provider. The City does not: (1) endorse, recommend or require the use of any such companies or their products, processes, information or services; (2) make any warranty (express or implied, including the warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement) with respect to, information or services; (3) make any representation with respect to such companies or their products, processes, information or services; (4 such companies or their products, processes) assume any legal liability or responsibility for any act or omission by such companies, or for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness or any product, process, information or service offered by such companies.

Only persons of legal age may use this website. Payment must be made in US dollars. The user of this website agrees not to make any payment that exceeds the funds or available credit line in the user’s account; if such payment or attempt occurs, the City has no obligation to complete the transaction and the user agrees the City may debit the user’s account for any returned item fee or similar fee. The City is not responsible for not completing a transaction as a result of a limit placed by a user’s financial institution upon the user’s account. The City is not responsible if a financial institution fails to honor any debit against the user’s account. The City, in its sole discretion, may refuse to complete any transaction which it has reason to believe may violate any law, rule, or regulation , or if the City has reasonable cause not to honor it.

General Disclaimer

While the Agency attempts to keep its Web information accurate and timely, the Agency neither warrants nor makes representations as to the functionality or condition of this Web site, its suitability for use, freedom from interruptions or from computer virus, or non-infringement of proprietary rights. Web materials have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice from the Agency as a result of updates and corrections.

All trademarks and service marks contained in or displayed on this Web site are the property of their respective owners. Any commercial use of the materials stored on this Web site is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of the Agency.

The Agency is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the site or with respect to the material contained on the site, including without limitation, any material posted on the site. This Web site and all materials contained in it are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Agency is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, this Web site and/or the materials contained on this Web site whether the materials are provided by the Agency or a third party.

In addition to the preceding terms and conditions the Agency, its officers, employees, agents or representatives shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from your use of the online payment service. Nothing contained in this Web site constitutes or is intended to constitute legal advice by the Agency or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives.

External Links

This Web site may contain links to other sites on the Internet, which are provided for the convenience of the user. The Agency is not responsible for and makes no representation about the content or material available on such other sites. Links are not intended to imply sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by the Agency.

Privacy Policy

While the Agency does not sell any information collected and provided through this Web site, such information may be subject to disclosure as required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, the Agency's Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.).

Communications via Web Site

Communications made through e-mail and messaging systems shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Agency or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Agency or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the Agency is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

What Do You Want to Do?


Query or make application for a permit or click "Building Permit Forms" in the menu to the left to download all other permit forms.

Coming Soon


  • New online permit payment portal allowing registered contractors to apply and pay for permits.

For More Information


  • For more information on this project, contact the One Stop Center at 937-333-3883.
  • To provide feedback on your online experience or if you have any problems with this site, email