Permit Guide - Commercial Buildings

Project :

  • four dwelling units and above
  • commercial buildings
  • industrial buildings


Building permit application which can also be obtained in Room 505 of City Hall from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Submit the completed form with four sets of plans, drawn to scale. -details Site Plan Approval -details

Compliance with the Residential Code of Ohio. A copy of the Residential Code of Ohio is available in City Hall's Public Administration Library
Site Plan Approval

Related Forms and publications:

Additional Information:

Permits and Plan Examination,
Cleveland City Hall Room 505,
or call 216.664.3451
or send email

Depending on the scope of the project, the following items may be required:    
  • An index of drawings and a legend of symbols and abbreviations.
  • Plot plan showing street location, buildings, utility lines, setbacks, property lines, side yard dimensions and distances between buildings.
  • Floor plans with basements, walls, windows and stairs and all spaces identified by use (i.e.: “kitchen”)
  • Elevations to describe the building's exterior, including floor to floor dimensions.
  • Cross sections, wall sections, and details describing construction and materials for walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Structural description, with size and location of principal elements, table of live loads used in the design, and sufficient data to verify safety of new foundations.
  • Address and permanent parcel number(s) of the project. For newly-constructed homes or room additions, indicate conformance with International Code Council (ICC) and the Ohio Energy Code.
  • Description of mechanical and electrical systems; plumbing schematics; duct and piping layouts for plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning; and layouts for lighting and power equipment.