Division of Building

The Division of Building within the Department of Planning and Development is responsible for the enforcement of the various building codes and ordinances relating to the construction, alteration, repair, or addition to, and demolition of structures; registration and licensing of contractors; registration and licensing of apartment buildings and one, two, and three family rental properties; as well as inspection of exterior structures and related grounds for the purposes of enforcing property maintenance codes.

Mission Statement

The Building Division seeks to use experience and knowledge gained to render consistent, fair, effective enforcement of the building and zoning codes while maintaining a positive, courteous, helpful and professional demeanor in order to provide the residents and visitors of the City of North Olmsted with relatively safe, hazard free, structurally sound buildings and properties for their use and enjoyment.

As of November 1, 2017, the following Code Enforcement Requirements are effective:

  • Commercial Building Code: 2017 Ohio Building Code (IBC 2015)
  • Residential Building Code: 2013 Residential Code of Ohio (IRC 2012)
  • Mechanical Code: 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code (IMC 2015)
  • Electrical Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-14)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-17)
  • Energy Conservation Code: 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-12) or ASHRAE 90.1-2010 (Commercial only)
  • Plumbing Code: 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code (IPC 2015)
  • Fire Alarm Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2010 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-10)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
  • Accessibility: Standards for Accessible Design (ICC A117.1-09 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities)
  • Fire Code: 2011 Ohio Fire Code (IFC 09). *2017 Ohio Fire Code coming December 2017 (IFC 2015)
  • Sprinklers:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2010 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-10)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
  • Fuel Gas Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-09)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-15)
  • Ohio adopted amendments to any of the above
  • Property Maintenance Code: North Olmsted Codified Ordinances, Chapters 1363 and 1364
  • Publications listed in parentheses refer to the model code that is the basis of the Ohio Adopted Code.


Ohio Building Code, Residential Code of Ohio, and related codes are available on the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards website:

http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/bbs/

Residential Code Commentary