Permit Application & Inspection Procedures

Permit Application Submittal

  • All applications and all documents associated with the application can be emailed to Building Department. All items need to be in 1 email and not in separate emails.
  • All applications and all documents associated with the application can be dropped off in our lobby drop box during office hours. 8 am to 3 pm.

If you are in an HOA development, an HOA approval letter must be included with the permit application for all exterior work if the letter is not with the packet. Your plans will be delayed or denied.

  • If plans are emailed in, you will receive confirmation that Building Department received the application and are in review.
  • Once plans are reviewed by our staff, you will receive an email or phone call that plans have been reviewed. Payment for permits can be made with a credit card over the phone, or a check can be dropped off in our lobby drop box or mailed to us.
    7900 Fitch Road
    Olmsted Township
    Ohio 44138
  • Once payment is received, permit approval will be released to the permit applicant.

Note: there is a 3% processing fee if using a credit card.

Inspection Request Process

  • For inspection requests, Email Building Department.
  • All inspections request must be in before 3 pm for next-day inspections. If your request is after 3 pm, it will be on the following day, not the next day.
  • All emailed requests must have in an email:
    • Address or permit # (if new home must include sub lot and development)
    • Inspection being requested
    • Contact person with an email address and phone number
    • AM or PM inspection
  • An inspector will be on-site to conduct all inspections. No video or pictures will be excepted unless approved by Building Official.

Permit and Inspection Process (PDF).

Commercial Event Application

If you are planning an event, an event application needs to be completed. All applications must be turned in 90 days prior to the event to ensure enough time for the departments involved, along with the Trustees, enough time to review them. Any permits that will be needed must be turned in at this time, too (i.e., for tents, and electrical). If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Building Department.

Changes To The Residential Code of Ohio

As of July 1, 2019, the 2019 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) (PDF) will come into effect. The changes to the residential code have numerous changes that will affect residential construction. Please review the bulletin (PDF) listing those that most affect applications made to the Olmsted Township Building Department.  If you have any questions, contact the Building Official.

Stormwater Management

Please see the attachments below for information regarding stormwater management.

Heritage Home Program

Olmsted Township Building Department is excited to announce the partnership with Heritage Home Program.  If your home is 50 years old or older, you may qualify for a low, fixed-interest rate loan to repair your home.

If you would like further information on the program, visit Heritage Home Program Website Or check Heritage Home Program Information (PDF).

Cuyahoga County Programs

Cuyahoga County also offers types of home repair loans for qualifying residents. Please see the Cuyahoga County Programs (PDF) for more information on loan programs that are available.

Tips For Hiring A Contractor

If you’ve got home projects on the agenda that will require hiring a contractor or two, here are a few suggestions from Township building and housing staffers on how to make sure you get the right contractor for the job–and get the job done right!

Tips For Hiring a Contractor (PDF).

New Business Checklist

Thinking of starting a business in Olmsted Township? If so, we are here to help!

Please see the link for more information.

Annual Report

     2021 Annual Report

Code Complaint Form