Office of the Director

The Office of the Director provides program direction, administrative and organizational control and support to all programs and activities of the Department. 

Art Dahlberg is the Director of the Department of Buildings & Inspections for the City of Cincinnati.

Mr. Dahlberg previously worked as the Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services for the City of Milwaukee, where he managed Milwaukee’s new construction, fire prevention and property maintenance programs. During his time there he was responsible for reintegrating the permitting and inspection process, creating a uniform system for the interpretation of numerous construction codes.  

Prior to the City of Milwaukee Mr. Dahlberg served as the Commissioner of Buildings in Richmond, Va., and Director of the Code Enforcement Bureau for the City of Richmond, Va. He has also worked as a Patent Examiner and Structural Engineer.

Mr. Dahlberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. 

To contact the director please call 513-352-2424 or email