Permit Guide - Residential – 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings

Project :

Residential – 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings


Affidavit for Home Owner's Permit plus any additional required permits, depending on the scope of work.Affidavit must be signed in City Hall Room 505 affirming owner-occupied status

Submit the completed Residential Building Permit Application with four sets of plans, drawn to scale. Residential Building Permit Application can be also obtained in Room 505 of City Hall from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

Compliance with the Residential Code of Ohio, plus any additional required permits, depending on the scope of work to be done. A copy of the Residential Code of Ohio is also available in the Public Administration Library of City Hall

Related Forms and publications: 

Affidavit for Home Owner's Permit
Residential Building Permit Application 
Permit Fees
Climactic and Geographic Design Criteria

Additional Information:

Permits and Plan Examination,
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.