A Certificate of Occupancy is required for title transfer. Submit a completed Application for Certificate of Occupancy with the $50.00 fee. Note that the inspection is optional and free if requested.
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Permit costs vary. Please refer to the applications on our website or call the Building Department.
Refer to the permit, a site plan or sketch is required in some instances.
At the time you submit the application, unless ARB or Planning Commission review is required for approval.
411 Bratenahl Rd - Bratenahl, Ohio 44108
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Scott Packard, Certified in all fields for inspection and residential plan review.
A three-year cycle of inspections of the exterior of all structures in the Village. This program helps maintain our housing stock and the continued beautification of Bratenahl.
Make effort to correct the violation that was sited within the time-frame given.
Appear in person at Housing Court with documentation that you have corrected the violation or have concrete plans to do so.
It is best to give 48 hour notice.
Mail, email or drop off in person is preferred.
A permit is required to ensure code compliance for any alteration, repair or new construction of structures within the village. Review the permit applications on the website or contact the Building Department.
If a drawing is required - 1 hard copy and 1 electronic (.PDF)
Please call the Building Department at (216) 681-3706 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m.
Typically ordinary maintenance and repairs or decorative elements do no require a permit. Examples: flooring, carpet, interior or exterior painting, dry wall or plaster repairs, facia board, repairs to asphalt sealcoating, window replacement (if not changing design or opening) tuck pointing. When in doubt, contact the Building Department.
A Point of Sale Inspection is no longer mandatory, however a Certificate of Occupancy is required for title transfer.
Certificate of Occupancy Permit
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - permission from Mayor only, request via email or letter.
For new structures/additions. Encouraged for fences.
Residential: 2019 RCO, 2017 OPC, 2017 NEC
Commercial: 2017 OBC, 2017 OPC, 2017 OMC, 2017 NEC
Exterior Maintenance: 2015 IPMC
Code can be viewed online at Ohio Board of Building Standards Codes & Interpretations
A permit is not required for a developed lot, however new construction requires a landscape and tree-removal plan.
Refer to Ord. 1311.01
The completed application, a bond, certificate of insurance and $100.00 registration fee. Contractor Registration Application
A performance bond is issued to one party of a contract as a guarantee against the failure to the other party to meet obligations specified in the contract. A performance bond is usually provided by a bank or an insurance company to make sure a contractor completes designated projects and follows local codes. We require all contractors to register with the Building Department requiring a bond and Certificate of Insurance.
Short term rentals are prohibited.
Please refer to 1154.03 SCHEDULE OF HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS AND ACCESORY STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO REVIEW.
Board that will review a request for a variance to the code or change of use.
Submit the application, fee and supporting documents. Board of Zoning and Appeals Application
To protect and improve property values.
To preserve and enhance the visual and aesthetic character of the village.
To increase public awareness of the historic value of existing properties and the significance of good design.
To provide standards for property owners, architects and contractors to aid in the preparation of appropriate plans.
To assure accepted and recognized architectural principles are applied for the purpose of achieving safe, harmonious and integrated development throughout the village.
Refer to 1154.03 SCHEDULE OF HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO REVIEW.
Yes, an application and meeting fee of $25.00 are required.
Architectural Review Board Application and Requirements
Planning Commission Application