|The Olmsted Falls Building Department reviews and inspects all new construction, additions and remodeling in the City. The standards for building regulations are set by the Residential Code of Ohio, Olmsted Falls Building and Housing Code, Ohio Building Code and National Electric Code. The department also enforces the city’s Zoning and Property Maintenance Codes.
Permits are required for almost everything you do in or outside of your home. The purpose of a permit is to insure that YOU the home owner will be protected. We make sure that the contractor doing the work is registered with us, insured and that the work done is according to code and inspections are made. Even if you, as the resident, are performing the work, the same permits and inspection are required. We inspect all construction work because your safety is our main concern. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located at 26100 Bagley Road. Our phone number is (440) 235-1055. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop in. You may download a copy of the Building Permit Application by clicking on the link to the left.
» CONTRACTOR'S REGISTRATION
All Contractors, sub-contractors, firms, corporation or persons, prior to performing work in the City of Olmsted Falls, are required by Ordinance to register and to provide a current Certificate of Insurance to the City of Olmsted Falls Building Department.. Ordinance 42-94 has added painting contractors, wallpapering contractors and landscapers to the list of those required to register. In addition, all required permits must be obtained and fees paid prior to commencing work.
You may download and print a copy of the Application for Contractor's Registration Certificate and Contractor's RITA form by clicking on the link in the left margin of this page. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the form.
Contractor's registration fee is $100.00 and runs per calendar year. Contractors insurance (minimum liability of $500,000.00) shall have the City of Olmsted Falls named as additional insured.
Contractors working without proper registration or permits will be cited according to Ordinance. (61-87 and 42-94)
» HOURS OF PROHIBITED CONSTRUCTION: CODE 648.10
No person shall operate or permit the operation of tools or equipment used in construction, drilling or demolition work, including the starting of motors or like equipment between dusk and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, or between dusk and 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays such that the sound from the operation of such tools or equipment would disturb the good peace and quiet of the community by crossing a residential real property boundary. This shall not apply to emergency work of public service or to special circumstances approved by the Mayor when such circumstances are substantially similar to emergency work of public service. This will be strictly enforced. Please notify all your sub contractors of prohibited construction times.
Any questions or concerns regarding any of the above information should be directed by e-mail to the Building Department or by calling 440-235-1055.
The office is open Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.