The City of Stow Building and Engineering Departments are responsible for issuing permits and monitoring various aspects of construction for building and engineering projects within the City. We hope this site will provide you the information you need to make application for required permits. Our goal is to protect the public’s life, health, safety and welfare as it relates to construction practices and provide excellent customer service. Please contact us at 330-689-2729 if you have any questions.

Plumbing Permits
Plumbing Permits for Stow, Peninsula and Munroe Falls can be obtained at the City of Stow Building Department. To obtain a Plumbing Application or other Building Department forms and applications, click here

Sanitary Sewer Permits
The City of Stow Building Department does not handle sanitary sewer permits. You must make application to the Summit County Department of  Sanitary Services (D.O.S.S.S.), 1180 S. Main Street,  Akron, Ohio 44301, Phone: (330) 926-2409.

Energy Conservation Software
Energy Conservation Software for Commercial (ComCheck) and Residential (ResCheck) buildings may be downloaded from the US Department of Energy.

Ohio Building Codes
The Ohio Board of Building Standards adopts rules that regulate residential and commercial construction throughout the State. Ohio Codes are available to the public at the BBS website. Click on the “CODES” tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts. Questions regarding the Ohio Building Code and Residential Code of Ohio may be directed to the Building Department at 330-689-2729, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

A 1% residential and a 3% commercial permit fee surcharge mandated by the State is assessed on all permits issued. Printed copies of the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) are for viewing at the Stow Building Department or purchased through the following publishers:
International Code Council: (888) 422-7233 ,  Thompson/West Publications: (800) 362-4500

Call Before You Dig

The Ohio Utilities Protection Srvice (OUPS) has a new number 8-1-1. A new federally-mandated national “Call Before You Dig” number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging. Its a free service and it is the law. For more information, visit the website at

Federal Incentives and Tax Credits


Departmental Phone Numbers

Building : 330 689-2729
Engineering: 330 689-2719
Fax: 330 689-2705

Building Department

Engineering Department