Zoning & Development

The Zoning & Development page is designed to help residents, business owners, and developers understand the City of North Olmsted's development and redevelopment requirements. The City's Planning, Building and Engineering Departments are committed to providing you with the resources and information needed to build in the community.

The North Olmsted Zoning Code is available online. Click on the City Government tab to access the Codified Ordinances.  For official zoning determinations of a specific property, contact the Building Commissioner.

Development plans are required for all new development, site improvements and building additions in commercial, industrial, mixed use and multifamily zoning districts. This generally requires the review and approval of the City's Planning and Design Commission and City Council.  Development plan approvals are required before building permits are issued. For specific information regarding permits and City requirements for construction, click on the Building Department and Engineering Department web pages.


Forms and applications are available below.  It is recommended to contact the Planning and Development Department before starting your project.

Zoning Map

Entertainment Device Zoning Exhibit

Planning and Design Commission Application

Building & Zoning Board of Appeals Application

Subdivision-Consolidation-Rezoning Application

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

Plans Certification Form

Design Guidelines (draft)