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Building Department

James Urankar, Building Commissioner

For Building Permits & Contractor Registrations Contact:

Beverly Schilero  216-383-6312 Ext. #214

For Fire Permits, Property Maintenance & Fire Inspections Contact:

Rick Sumrada Fire Fighter/Paramedic/Fire Safety Inspector - 216-383-6312 Ext. # 215   

For Plumbing Inspections, Plumbing Plans Inspector, Residential Building Officer, Building Inspector, Property Maintenance & Commercial Building Inspections Contact:  Building Inspector B1, P1, PPE, RBO - 216-383-6312 Ext. #213                                                       


The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of building and zoning laws. Many of the improvements to your property such as concrete repair, fencing, decks, sheds, reroofing and siding require a permit to insure such ordinances are complied with and safety regulations are met. 
The department publishes guidelines and regulations for your assistance in the permit process. You are encouraged to call the Building and Zoning Department at 216-383-6312 for information and assistance. 
The city's Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month and considers such matters as land use, planning of developments and subdivision of land, comprehensive and master planning and other such matters as delegated by City Council. The city's current Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1972. 
The city's Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Wednesday of each month to hear cases and consider appeals to the city's zoning laws. 
The Architectural Review Board meets on the first and third Monday of each month to review submissions for new construction, additions and consider building code matters.

Items Of Interest

  • Building Permits:
    • Permit-Contractor Database 
      Many of the improvements you wish to make upon your home or property will require a permit. A building permit serves as formal and legal permission to start a project and that your submission of plans etc. meets the adopted building and zoning codes. Call 216-383-6312 for more information.
  • Garage Sales:
    Garage sales are permitted upon your property two times each year. A permit is required and must be obtained at the Building & Zoning Department of city hall. Signs are permitted only on the property holding the garage sale. Ref: Garage - Estate Sale Permit
  • Storm and Sanitary Sewers - Problems and Maintenance FAQs

          Click here for a Storm and Sanitary Sewer FAQ sheet.

Important Information

Building Department
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon  
(216) 383-6312




Architectural Review Board

Planning Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals