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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.
Jobsite Considerations for Projects Affecting Streets and Sidewalks
216.664.2174 -Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave, Room 122
Permits are to be posted on the jobsite during working hours, and available for review on request by authorized city personnel. Construction areas must be protected and barricaded until they can be opened to pedestrian or vehicle traffic without damage. By City Ordinance, failure to secure a sidewalk and/or an obstruction permit may result in a stop work order, fines and penalties.
The City retains the right to adjust work hours based upon the impact that the project has on pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow. The Division of Traffic Engineering must approve a traffic plan prior to commencement of work.
The City reserves the right to close any construction project in progress indefinitely due to weather conditions. Special construction conditions apply to winter months.
An obstruction permit is required for repairs performed in the Central Business District and at all locations citywide which require obstruction of a main street.