The best way to reduce damage and injuries from fire is to prevent them from occurring. Sycamore Township Fire Department is dedicated to ensuring a safe community through permitting and inspections. We hope you find the information on our site helpful in making your home or business safe.
Businesses and multi-family residential buildings (greater than 4 units) are inspected annually to ensure compliance with applicable national, state and local fire codes. Hotels are inspected twice annually, once with the Ohio Fire Marshal's office. All full-time firefighters with Sycamore Township are certified fire safety inspectors and are assigned various businesses to inspect throughout the year.
New Construction & Change of Use
The Life Safety Division works closely with the Planning & Zoning Department with all new construction and renovations or change of occupancies. This includes review plans and inspections with the Building Official. We have provided important information for contractors, developers and property managers to make the construction inspection process as easy as possible for all involved. Click on the links below for information on fees and self inspections:
All opening burning of wood and other materials on ones property must be approved by the Sycamore Township Fire Department and conform to all applicable Ohio Fire Codes and Laws. Burn permits may be obtained by contacting Fire Safety Inspector Doug Morath at (513) 792-7246.
Fire Hydrant Usage
Fire Hydrant Usage is limited to certain actions. The chief purpose for the fire hydrants is for fire protection for residents and commercial properties. Filling up residential pools, watering private lawns and other nuisance uses are not usually permitted. However, some emergency issues may be considered. Fire Hydrant usage permits may be obtained by contacting Fire Safety Inspector Doug Morath at (513) 792-7246.