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Permits and Inspections

Permit Guide for Building Construction

Permit Information for Streets and Sidewalk Projects

Plan Examination and Approval Process

Building and Housing Inspections

Skilled Trade Permits and Applications

Site Plan Approval Policy

Obstruction and Street Opening Permit

Type "A" Daycare Zoning Application Procedure 


Plan Examination and Approval Process

Once permit applications are made, plans are reviewed by the City for code compliance.  There is a charge of $15 per 1000 square feet of work and a minimum fee of $15 for reviewing plans for homes, garages, sheds, fences, and swimming pools. The review period varies according to the project’s complexity. In general, review of one- and two-family homes can be completed in three to five working days.

For more information see the permit guide.


Building and Housing Inspections

Contractors and do-it-yourselfers are responsible for scheduling inspections by calling the office number listed on the building permit. Inspections should be made after foundation excavation (before pouring concrete), after rough-in (before concealing work), and upon completion. NOTE: If faulty work is discovered, the inspector will issue a violation notice, and a specific period of time is allotted to correct the problem.


Skilled trade Permits and Applications

EPA & EPF - Electrical Permit and Fee Schedule
PPA & PPF - Plumbing Permit and Fee Schedule
HPA & HPF - HVAC Permit and Fee Schedule 


Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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