The mission of the Greenhills Building and Zoning Department is to ensure a safe environment in the Village of Greenhills. It serves a number of functions, including zoning approvals, building plan review, the issuance of building permits, rental property inspection, final building inspections and code enforcement.

All building and/or land use activities in Greenhills require a Zoning Certificate.  The fee is $35 for residential and $100 for commercial.  Please find the link to the application on this page.  For zoning questions, call 825-2100.  To see the official zoning map of the Village, please click here


Forms & Helpful Links

When do I need a permit?

Zoning Certificate Application

Building Permit Application

Rental Inspection Affidavit

Building Permit fee deposits

Explanation of fees

All zoning approvals are issued pending compliance with the Greenhills Zoning Code, Chapters 1109-1155 of the Greenhills Codified Ordinances.  The Zoning Code for the Village of Greenhills is intended to promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience and general welfare of the community.  

Some building projects only require a zoning review and zoning certificate.  Please refer to this list when determining if your project requires a Zoning Certificate.  

If you are looking to open a business in the Village of Greenhills, you must apply for a Zoning Certificate.  This includes a zoning code use review, which verifies your use is permitted by the Code, and a fire inspection of your space.  The fee for the Zoning Certificate is $100.  Please contact the Village at 513-825-2100 if you have questions.

Greenhills issues building and electrical permits for building and electrical work.  National Inspection Corp. (NIC) performs all plan review and inspection services for the Village.  To apply for a building permit, please submit the completed building permit application, three (3) copies of building plans and the necessary fee deposit.  In most cases, the deposit covers the entire building fee. For more complex projects, however, the total fee may be more or less than the deposit. 

In addition to building project inspections, NIC also performs inspections of rental properties.  Rental units are to be inspected every 3 years or when there is a change of occupancy. The cost is $35 per unit.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the rental inspection is up to date.

Property maintenance code enforcement is also handled by NIC and the Village.  If you believe you observed a property maintenance code violation (including long grass, inoperable vehicles or exterior disrepair), please contact 513-745-0370.  If you notice trash or refuse in the right of way (between the sidewalk and the street) or have questions about a property, please contact the Village at 513-825-2100.

For plumbing, call Hamilton County Dept. of Environmental Health Services, Plumbing Division at 513-946-7852.

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