Contractor & Homeowner Registration

​For Residents

Click here for registration in order to act as a homeowner/contractor.


For Contractors


All commercial and residential contractors and sub-contractors are required to be registered with the Building Department. Registration is for one year begining with your bond date. Registration packets are available below or at the Building Department during hours of operation. Once completed you can submit electroncially on this website, mail the papers to us or visit us at the Building Department.
Click here to register with your completed forms already uploaded

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 (form) is required when applying for a permit. When calling for inspections, you must know the project ID# of the project you are working at. You may call for inspections at (440) 580-3105 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inspections require a 24 hour notice. Do not leave requests for inspections on the Building Department voicemail.

Register as a City of Strongsville contractor:

To register as a City of Strongsville contractor you must submit the license application, the Certificate of Insurance, the RITA form, the $100 fee and a $5,000 bond that corresponds with your trade. Read the bonds carefully to determine which one applies to the tasks your employees will be completing. Below is a contractor packet for each trade, which contains the instructions, the application, the $5,000 bond and the RITA form. We encourage you to instruct your insurance company to visit this website to print off the $5,000 bond form.

Rita Form:

Homeowner as contractor
Concrete contractors
Drywall/Lathing/Plastering contractors
Electrical contractors
Excavating/Earth Moving/Sewer and/or Development contractors
Fence contractors
Garage Door/Garage Opener Installation contractors
General/Carpentry contractors
Glazing contractors
Heating/Air Conditioning contractors
Insulation contractors
Landscaping bond/Sprinkling System/Retaining Wall/Paver Patio contractors
Low Voltage contractors
Masonry contractors
Painting/Decorating/Tile Setting/Carpet Laying/Flooring contractors
Plumbing/Sewer contractors
Roofing contractors
Siding contractors
Sign contractors
Snow Removal contractors
Swimming Pool contractors
Tree Service contractors