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Building & Housing Ordinances
NEW: Exterior Wall and Appurtenances Inspections
The City of Cleveland Codified Ordinance 3143.02 requires the owners of buildings taller than five stories and 75 feet to have the building's facades and exterior walls inspected by a qualified inspector* every five years. This applies to all building 30 years old and older.
Owners of buildings over 50 years old must file inspection forms prior to June 6, 2017. Owners of buildings between 30 and 50 years old must file the inspection form before June 6, 2018.
The inspection results must be submitted on the Summary Inspection Report of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances form.
*"Qualified inspector" means either a design professional certified in inspection of the specific elements that make up the facade of the structure who is licensed by the State of Ohio, or a special inspector or inspection agency accredited and experienced in the specific type of structure being inspected, and qualified under the Ohio Building Code for special inspectors.