Building & Housing Ordinances

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.

Department of Building and Housing, Chapter 138

Fence Regulations, Chapter 358

Permits and Occupancy Certificates, Chapter 3105

Registration of Contractors, Chapter 3107

Ohio Building Code, Chapter 3111

Demolition and Moving, Chapter 3115

Private Swimming Pools, Chapter 3117

Residential Building Code, Chapter 3121

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Chapter 3131

Plumbing, Chapter 3133

Gas Piping and Appliances, Chapter 3135

Electrical Wiring, Chapter 3137

Exterior Walls and Appurtenances Facade Inspection, Chapter 3143

Manufactured Homes, Chapter 3169