Building & Zoning Permit Applications

Contractor Registration

Commercial Permits

All commercial permits shall be directed through the Ohio Department of Commerce, (Ohio Board of Building Standards) 800-523-3581 or 614-644-2614.

All commercial projects must receive Zoning and Engineering certificates, issued by the City of Defiance (please call 419-784-2195 for instructions on how to obtain those certificates).


Residential - New 1, 2, 3 Family Units

Residential Additions

Residential Garages

Zoning Permits / Certificates

Demolition Permit

Zoning Approval for Signage

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals was combined with the Defiance City Planning Commission (Effective January 1, 2020).