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BUILDING DEPARTMENT

(Under construction) Permit Fees – Estimate online
(Under construction) Homeowners –Apply for a Registration in order to act as a Homeowner/Contractor.
(Under construction) Contractors – Register, Apply, View status, and Search for Permits and licensing online.
(Under construction) Records Requests - View new permits online
(Under construction) Concerns – Submit a Building Department concern online.
Printable Forms - For mail and in-person correspondence for Permits and Registrations.
Strongsville Codified Ordinances (WHDrane website)
 
Permits are an essential tool for ensuring the safety of houses, property and connecting infrastructure. Permits document that safety considerations have been addressed for the current and future owners and tenants.
 
Permits are generally required for most work within the City of Strongsville, such as:
  • New construction
  • Additions, Renovations, Roof Maintenance
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing, Sewer Repair, Irrigation
  • Roofing, Gutters
  • Tree Clearing
  • Pools, Decks, Patios, Sheds, Siding, Fences, Signs, Sidewalks
  • Demolition
CONTACTS

Tony Biondillo

Building Commissioner (440) 580-3106

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Keith Foulkes

Assistant Building Commissioner and Commercial Plans Questions

(440) 580-3108

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Joe Allen

Residential Plans Examiner and Questions regarding Residential Plans

(440) 580-3105 ext 5109

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Building Department phone (440) 580-3105

Building Department fax (440) 572-1856

Building Department address is 16099 Foltz Parkway, Strongsville, OH 44149

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION

Please be advised that waiting times for permits vary. Click here to view Permits Required and minimum waiting times for specific projects. Click here to print a building permit application. Permits are to be applied for by the homeowner or the contractor but the Building Department highly prefers the contractor apply for the permits to perform work at a home. All contractors working for a fee on your property are required to be registered with the City of Strongsville. A list of subcontractors (form) is required for all projects. A permit is required by the homeowner if the homeowner is doing all their own work on the project or is only using a contractor for part of the work. Building permits pay for inspections and inspections are required for most projects.

To view our handout regarding what is required to apply for a permit for a fence, accessory building or deck, click here. Only one accessory building is allowed per property regardless of whether the accessory building is a shed, playhouse, pavillon, etc. Permits expire one year after issuance as long as you don't change the design. Time extensions may be granted by the Building Commissioner. If construction ceases for six months or longer, the permit is void.

INSPECTIONS

To speak to an inspector, please call (440) 580-3105 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m, 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an inspection you must know the address of the site you are working at. You may call for inspections at 440-580-3105 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and inspections require a 24 hour notice. Do not leave requests for inspections on the Building Department voicemail.

INSPECTORS

PLUMBING

RESIDENTIAL- Larry Sheets, Mike Miller, Steve Oprea

COMMERCIAL - Larry Sheets

ELECTRICAL

RESIDENTIAL - Mike Miller

COMMERCIAL - Mike Miller

BUILDING

RESIDENTIAL - Larry Sheets, Mike Miller, Steve Oprea, Jeff Mindyas

COMMERCIAL - Larry Sheets, Mike Miller, Steve Oprea

COMMERCIAL PLANS

All drawings, documents and specifications submitted for official filing with the Building Department shall apply the embossing seal impression over an ink signature to the title or first sheet of bound sets of drawings. All loose sheets or documents shall also bear the embossing seal impression over an ink signature. The rubber stamp or reproducible facsimile version of the seal shall then be applied on all pages or tracings of the bound set of drawings to provide a legible reproduction of the registrant's seal. Four sets of drawings are required.

VARIANCES TO THE CODE

If your project does not meet the Building Code or the Zoning Code and is denied by the Building Commissioner you may have the right to appeal to the Board of Zoning and Building Code Appeals. The information for that process is listed on this website.

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All commercial and residential contractors and sub-contractors are required to be registered with the Building Department. Registration is from year to year begining with your bond date. We will not be mailing renewal packets this year. Renewal packets are available online (download now), are available at the Building Department during our hours of operation and in November will be available electronically on this website to complete with credit card payment.

A building permit is required for each address a contractor works at in the City of Strongsville. In most cases, the General Contractor applies for one permit to cover the complete job. A list of subcontractors is required when applying for a permit. When calling for inspections, you must know the address of the site you are working at. You may call for inspections at (440) 580-3105 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and inspections require a 24 hour notice. Do not leave requests for inspections on the Building Department voicemail.

If you would like to see information listed on this Building Department page that is not listed email Kathy Zamrzla at kathy.zamrzla@strongsville.org with your suggestions. Please type the word website in the subject line.

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