Permit Application and Inspection Procedures

Permit Application Submittal


  • All applications and all documents associated with application can be dropped off in our lobby drop box during office hours. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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

  • If plans are emailed in, you will receive confirmation that Building Department received 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 credit card over phone or a check can be dropped off in our lobby drop box or mailed to us. 7900 Fitch Rd. Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138. Once payment is received, permit approval will be released to permit applicant.

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

Inspection Request Process

  • Email all inspections request to
  • All inspections request must be in before 3:00 PM for next day inspections. If your request is after 3:00 PM it will be on the following day not next day.
  • All emailed request must have in email:
  • Address or permit # (if new home must include sublot and development)
  • Inspection being requested
  • Contact person with email address and phone #
  • AM or PM inspection
  • 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

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 departments involved, along with the Trustees, enough time to review.  Any permits that will be needed must be turned in at this time too (i.e. for tents, electrical).  If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the Building Department.

Changes to Residential Code of Ohio

As of July 1, 2019, the 2019 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) will come into effect. The changes to the residential code has numerous changes that will affect residential construction. Please review the bulletin 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.

Stormwater Management


HOA Stormwater presentation 11.29.18

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 you please visit their website at

or see the attachment below:

Heritage Home Program Information

Cuyahoga County Programs

Cuyahoga County also offers types of home repair loans for qualifying residents.  Please see below 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!

Click here: Tips for hiring a contractor

New Business Checklist

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

Please see link for more information

New business checklist

Competitive Storefront Renovation Program

Vacant Commercial Properties

Grass Clippings

Please make sure grass is being blow back in grass or picked up after being cut.  Grass clippings left on roads and sidewalks and cause issues to the sewers and other drains.