Process

  1. Introduction
  2. Application
  3. Plan Review
  4. Permit Issuance
  5. Inspections
  6. Changes in the Work
  7. Final Inspections

Whether you are erecting a fence, constructing an addition, or building a 10 story office building, the overall permit process is essentially the same. It starts with an application and the review of the documents detailing the project for general code compliance. When the fees are paid the permit is then issued. The work is inspected along the way and/or at the end when it is completed. In many cases, a certificate is issued when the project is completed. Below is a little more detail about the overall process.

In late 2020, Worthington implemented a new online portal to help you apply online, see the status of your project, upload documents, download approved documents, and even schedule most inspections. The portal is provided by Tyler Technologies, the application is called EnerGov, and your entry into that portal is called Customer Self Service (we affectionately refer to it as CSS). You can visit it at https://worthington.org/css 24/7 and even pay the fees through the portal. In the portal, you will be asked to create an account, and all of your projects can be managed from the dashboard.

So lets review the steps within the overall process.