Permit Applications

Plan Approval and General Building Permit-Commercial Tents & Special Events
Plan Approval and General Building Permit-Residential Portable Storage Containers (PODS)
Electrical or Fire Alarm
Plumbing, Sprinkler or Fire Suppression


As of May 29, 2018, the Building Department is using revised forms for building permit applications. Please note that the building permit application requires the owner’s signature for both residential and commercial projects, and the signature of the Design Professional in Responsible Charge (architect or engineer) on commercial projects, so please download and complete these forms before coming in to the Building Department.

One of the following applications (residential or commercial), accompanied by the appropriate drawings, documentation and plan review fee, will need to be provided for any project:

  • ​Application for Plan Approval and General Building Permit-Commercial Projects
  • Application for Plan Approval and General Building Permit-Residential Projects

Once plan approval has been granted, a general building permit will be issued upon payment of the required building permit fees. Also after plan approval has been granted, specialty subtrades will use the following forms to apply for their respective permits:

  • ​Application for Electrical or Fire Alarm Permit
  • Application for HVAC Permit
  • Application for Plumbing, Sprinkler or Fire Suppression Permit

The specialty subtrade permit will be issued upon payment of the required specialty subtrade fee.

Plan Review

For permits requiring plan reviews, please submit three copies of plans with your permit application. If there is site work as part of your project, then four copies of plans are required. Plan review fees are due at the time of application. Click on Permit Fees and refer to Section 1321.05 for a schedule of Building plan review fees.

*Engineering plan review deposits are required for new homes ($1,500), commercial developments up to 20,000 sq. ft. ($2,000) and developments over 20,000 sq. ft. ($6,000), in addition to building plan review fees.

Residential projects that require plan approval

New Homes*
Residential Additions/Alterations
Detached Garages
Accessory Structure, 200+ sq. ft.

Commercial projects that require plan approval

New Buildings*
Commercial Additions/Alterations*
Commercial Foundations
Temporary Tents/Structures
Fire Sprinklers
Chemical Suppression Systems
Fire Alarms


5200 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

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(440) 777-8000

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