Office of the State Building Inspector

How To

Apply for a Building Permit

For state construction projects on which the Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) is the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), please use the Building Permit Application form. Please ensure all relevant information is submitted along with the application. OSBI will engage the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) in the review.

For state construction not involving OSBI, please contact the state agency commissioning the work for their approval and inspection requirements.

For non state construction, please contact the building department of the municipality where the project is located.

Request Inspections

For inspections on projects where OSBI and OSFM are the AHJs, please complete the request form and email it to, copied to the lead OSBI and/or OSFM inspector for the project.

All inspection requests require 48 hours notice.

Request Modifications and Exemptions

OSBI and OSFM review requests for modifications to the State Building Code and State Fire Safety Code, accessibility requirements, and the codes and regulations that apply to elevators and boilers etc.

Applications for those requests shall be made using the standard forms.