Develop and Build

Learn more about the Hamilton County building and development process, including the requirements & procedures to take your project from concept to completion.

Our department administers the regulations and adopted plans that guide where and how new development occurs in Hamilton County. Our goal is to balance the health, safety, and general welfare of the community with a property owner’s desire to maximize the land use.

Development and construction within Hamilton County involves a number of agencies, jurisdictions, and utilities. The review process, boards and commissions, regulations, and required permits necessary to begin construction may vary depending on whether your development is in a rural area, an urbanized township, a village, or a city.

We work to ensure your development proposal receives a thorough and efficient review process and we will coordinate with other departments and stakeholders, including:

  • Neighboring property owners
  • Public agencies
  • Utility companies
  • Elected officials
  • General public
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Attorneys

Our Development Services Facilitator and Staff are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


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