Point Of Sale Inspections Needed Cleveland, Ohio Area (Cuyahoga County)

Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio area point of sale inspections

There are many cities in Northeast, Ohio that require a point of sale inspection prior to a home sale. This is also known as a POS. In some cities a POS is required for selling single family homes, multi-family homes or rental property.

Below is a complete list of all cities in Northeast, Ohio that require a point of sale inspection and the information needed to order one or inquire about obtaining a point of sale inspection.

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Point-of-Sale inspection Ordinance Information for Cuyahoga County, Northeast, Ohio cities (Cleveland area)

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- Bay Village, Ohio
Contact: Daniel Galli
Phone: (440) 899-3437
Fax:
Email: dgalli@cityofbayvillage.com
 Point of Sale: No
o Notes: The Building Department employs a Property Maintenance Correction Officer whose primary responsibility
is to run the City’s Exterior Maintenance Program. The City is divided into sections and inspections take place
within these sections. The homeowners are notified of the maintenance violations and are given adequate time to
make corrections.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Notes: Required for new homes or commercial properties, change of occupant in a commercial business, and
residential additions larger than 750 ft.2
 Rental Permit: Yes, now referred to as “Housing License.”
o Fee: $75 annual registration fee
o Notes: Contact the Building Department with the address of the rental property. A letter and application will be sent
to the owner of the rental property. The owner will be responsible for filling out and returning the application along
with the $75.00 annual registration fee (valid from April 1 through March 31, no prorations). A form letter will be
sent to the landlord and tenant explaining the requirement of an inspection with a time limit of ten days in which to
schedule the inspection.
- Beachwood, Ohio
Contact: William Griswold, Building Commissioner
Phone: (216) 292-1914
Fax: (216) 292-1917
Email: building@beachwoodohio.com
 Point of Sale: No
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fee: $50
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: $500
- Bedford, Ohio
Contact: Philip Seyboldt, Building Commissioner
Phone: (440) 735-6530
Fax: (440) 232-1558
Email: pseyboldt@bedfordoh.gov
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: YesUpdated 1/19/2012
o Inspection Fee: Varies from $50 for single-family dwelling plus $25 for each additional rental unit; Commercial
buildings are minimum of $75 and maximum of $200
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: Same as original Fees
o Escrow: An amount not less than $100 and equal to 150% of the estimated cost of repairs for outstanding violations.
Estimate must be provided by a company registered with the City of Bedford.
 Occupancy Permit: N/A
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Bedford Heights, Ohio
Contact: Cheryl Dillingham, Housing Coordinator
Phone: (440) 786-3244
Fax: (440) 786-3277
Email: cheryld@bedfordheights.gov
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $125 (residential); Commercial has $200 base fee, additional $20 per 5,000 ft² AND $50/hr. fire
inspection
o Certificate Expiration: 6 months
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: See Point of Sale
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: Single Family is $75; apartment is $35
- Bentleyville, Ohio
Contact: Greg Potts
Phone: (440) 247-5055
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale:
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit:
- Berea, Ohio
Contact: Matthew Madzy
Phone: (440) 826-5812
Fax: (440) 826-4800
Email: buildingdept@cityofberea.org
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: No
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $75
o Certificate Expiration: 1 year
o Re-inspection Fee: Same as original Fees
o Notes: At the request of the owner of the property or his agent, the City may issue a letter or other document signed
and dated by a Building Department Official stating that some, but not all, of the violations listed on a specific
Certificate of Exterior Inspection have been completed to the City’s satisfaction.
 Occupancy Permit: n/a
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: Single & Double family units are $25 per year, plus additional $75 every other year. Three family and more is
$15 per unit per year. Inspections are required. Contact the city of Berea for deadlines and additional details.
- Bratenahl, Ohio
Contact: Tom Jamieson, Director of Building; Mary Ranney, Building Dept. Clerk
Phone: (216) 681-3706
Fax: (216) 681-3079
Email: building@bratenahl.org
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50
o Certificate Expiration: Time limit for correction of minor repairs is agreed upon with owner or his agent or
prospective occupant and Commissioner of Buildings. Time limit for corrections of issues that are a hazard to health,
safety or welfare of occupants is determined solely by Commissioner of Buildings.
o Re-inspection Fee: $50 includes first & re-inspection, if needed. $35 for each after.
 Occupancy Permit: See P.O.S.
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Brecksville, Ohio
Contact: Scott Packard, Chief Building Official
Phone: (440) 526-2630
Fax: (440) 526-6322
Email: spackard@brecksville.oh.us
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Safety inspection required for new tenants of commercial properties and new construction of both
commercial and residential.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $25 per unit
o Notes: Rental occupancy permit is required
- Broadview Heights
Contact: Roger Westfall
Phone: (440) 526-6864
Fax: (440) 526-3091
Email:
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: No
o Exterior POS: No
o Inspection Fee: N/A
o Certificate Expiration: N/A
o Notes: Broadview Heights is currently requiring that all rental properties (non-owner occupied) be inspected once
every three years. There is a $50 fee. For more information, please call the building department at (440) 526-6864.
 Occupancy Permit: Comes with new construction building permit fees. Change of occupancy for commercial with no
alterations to space is $50, with application and required inspection.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: Single family is $50 each; $20 for each apartment suite.
o Notes: Inspections are every third year, or as requested by owner for tenant change.
- Brooklyn, Ohio
Contact: Tom Ockington, Building Commissioner
Phone: (216) 635-4202
Fax: (216) 351-5800
Email: tockington@brooklynohio.gov
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $50
o Notes: Commercial change of occupancy only.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $50
- Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
Contact: Sheldon Socoloff, Chief Building Official
Phone: (216) 749-4300
Fax: (216) 741-3753
Email: bldg@brooklynhts.org
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: $10 for any subsequent inspections requested by the same owner within 12 months from the
date of issuance of the original certificate of inspection.
 Occupancy Permit: A $50 fee and inspection is coming soon for commercial only.
 Rental Permit:
o Fee: $35
o Notes: Once every 5 years & each change of tenant
- Brook Park, Ohio
Contact: John Hurst, Acting Building Commissioner
Phone: (216) 433-7412
Fax: (216) 433-4117
Email: buildingdept@cityofbrookpark.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50 for single-family homes; $25 for all other residential structures
o Certificate Expiration: 6 months
o Re-Inspection Fee: $25
o Notes: A Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued, without charge to an applicant, after any building has received its
final inspection as defined by the City Building Code, if such building is found to have been constructed or altered
in accordance with the plans and specifications therefore, the provisions of the Ohio and City Building Codes, all
other applicable City ordinances and the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Service An application
form must be completed in order to schedule inspections. Copies of the form are available from the City of Brook
Park Building Department, 5990 Smith Road. The form is posted on the City’s website, www.cityofbrookpark.com.
For more information, please call the Building Commissioner at (216) 433-7412. The City offers free permits in
June, July & August.
 Occupancy Permit
 Rental Permit:
o Fee:
o Notes: Inspection is required & certificate of occupancy
- Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Contact: Harry Edwards, Building & Zoning Inspector
Phone: (440) 257-5050 x3156
Fax: (440) 247-2082
Email: harry@chagrin-falls.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $40
o Notes: Commercial properties only
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Chagrin Falls Township, Ohio
Contact: Mac Donley
Phone: (440) 247-4030
Fax:
Email: mdonley@donleyinc.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: N/A
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Cleveland, Ohio
Contact: Edward Rybka
Phone: (216) 664-2282
Fax: (216) 664-3590
Email: buildingandhousing@city.cleveland.oh.us
 Point of Sale:
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit:
 Notes: Refer to http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing for a
fee schedule and more information.
- Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Contact:
Phone: (216) 291-5900
Fax:
Email: housinginspection@clvhts.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $150 single family unit, $50 each additional unit.
o Certificate Expiration: 1 year
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
o Escrow: If all Class A violations are not corrected, seller must escrow not less than $1,000 and equal to 125% of the
estimated cost of repairs.
o Ongoing POS: The exteriors of all owner-occupied single-family homes are inspected on a street-by-street basis on
a five-year rotation.
o Notes: Vacant dwellings must be registered with the city, $50 fee. For the most up-to-date information, visit
www.clevelandheights.com
 Occupancy Permit
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee:
o Notes: Single-Family, Two-Family and Multi-Family Rental Properties: These inspections, involving both the
interior and exterior of properties, are required every three years. Inspection Services notifies owners when
inspections are to be scheduled. For addition information, contact Inspectional Services at 216-291-5900 or
houseinspection@clvhts.com. Rental properties are subject to a re-inspection fee if violations remain 18 months
after the initial inspection. The fee is $50.00 for each re-inspection until such time as the property is in compliance.
- Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio
Contact: Norm Casini
Phone: (216) 524-6068
Fax: (216) 524-6072
Email: rcu@rcuarchitects.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $150 for single family; $200 for two family home; $250 for three family; $300 for four family.
o Notes: Call for additional details.
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit: Yes. $50 (each unit in multi-occupancy thereafter shall be $25)
- East Cleveland, Ohio
Contact: Velma Knight; Salondra Wallace
Phone: (216) 681-2092; (216) 681-2415
Fax:
Email: vknight@eastcleveland.org; swallace@eastcleveland.org
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $150 residential; $50 per unit (Apartment buildings with up to 15 units); Apartment buildings with
16 or more units pay $300 plus $50 per unit (maximum charge $3,000 per parcel); Commercial fee is $200
multiplied by the number of units in the building (3,000 ft²). For structures larger than 3,000 ft2
, the fee is $500. For
additional guidelines, contact the persons listed above.
o Certificate Expiration: 6 months
o Re-inspection Fee: $25 for each re-inspection after the first two inspections within the 6 month period that the
certificate is valid.
o Notes: Properties can be sold “AS IS” but the following conditions MUST be met prior to issuing of Certificate of
Inspection. 1. Submit original notarized Affidavit to Building/Housing Department 2. Submit copy of Purchase
Agreement to Building/Housing Department 3. Only the Building/Housing Department’s can grant compliance time
frame for notarized Affidavit (160 DAYS COMPLIANCE) prior to issuing of Certificate of Inspection.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fee: $30
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Euclid, Ohio
Contact: Charlie Drazetic, Housing Manager
Phone: (216) 289-2900
Fax: (216) 289-8184
Email: cdrazetic@cityofeuclid.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: Single Family $225; Two Family $260; Three Family $295; Multi-Family $225 per building + $35
per suite. One suite per building not charged. (If a property owner is on Homestead, the inspection fee is $100.00. If
you sell your house in Euclid and buy another Euclid house to live in (NOT RENT) a rebate of $100.00, $225.00, or
$112.50 will be issued after the Rebate form is filled out with the 2 Certificates and current utility bill submitted.)
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: $112.50 (The $112.50 is a Renewal fee if the property does not sell within 30 days of the
expiration date on their Certificate. If there is no Certificate, the cost will remain $225.00.)
o Escrow: 50% of the estimated costs of repair.
o Notes: Assumption of Class A violations and assumption of Class B violations shall require the payment of one
hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) by the purchaser at the time the affidavit is presented to the Housing Manager. An
Assumption packet will need to be filled out and inside the packet you need to supply the itemized list of repairs,
contractor estimates, financial ability and a photo ID. Investment property requires 50% Escrow hold, if it is going
to be owner occupied and at least 20% will be put down on the house, you will need to submit a purchasing
agreement indicating such and 25% Escrow will be held. All paperwork is approved by the Housing Manager and
an appointment will be set up with the buyer to get the Certificate they need to transfer. The $150.00 fee will also
cover the 90 day inspection fee to comply the violations and issue the Closing Report to have the funds released
from escrow. All this information is on our website at www.cityofeuclid.com under Housing.
 Occupancy Permit
 Rental Permit
- Fairview Park, Ohio
Contact: Selwyn L. Kulcsar, Building Commissioner; Nicole Rosiu (Clerk)
Phone: (440) 356-4405
Fax: (440) 356-4404
Email: divisionofbuilding@fairviewpark.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $75, for commercial only. No cost to residential.Updated 1/19/2012
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100 per year
- Garfield Heights
Contact: Bill Wervey, Building Commissioner
Phone: (216) 475-3835
Fax: (216) 475-6081
Email: wwervey@garfieldhts.org
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $125 first unit; $40 additional
o Certificate Expiration: 1 year
o Re-inspection Fee: $35 after two re-inspections
o Escrow: Legislation was passed that waives the 110% escrow from 11/06/2011 through 11/05/2012.
o Notes: Compliance Certificate required for all transfers. $25 fee for ‘no-shows’ at scheduled inspections.
 Occupancy Permit: Compliance Certificate required for all transfers.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100 for first unit; $25 each additional unit.
o Notes: Rental of single or multi-family homes requires owners to annually register their tenants and schedule
inspections on each unit. Inspection required on all rentals; occupancy not issued until inspection performed and
house is deemed habitable. Registration fee must be paid each year by January 31 or a $25 late fee is assessed. There
is an exterior inspection only for existing rentals. New rentals are subject to interior and exterior inspections.
- Gates Mills
Contact: Dave Biggert
Phone: (440) 423-4405 x127
Fax: (440) 423-2001
Email:
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: N/A
o Certificate Expiration: 90 Days
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
o Ongoing POS: Every septic tank shall be inspected at least once every three years by a licensed company engaged
in the business of cleaning and servicing septic systems. It shall be the duty of the owner of the property whereon
such septic tanks are located to keep such septic tanks in proper working condition at all times and to notify the
Building Inspector, at least once in every three years, by certificate from the inspecting company, that such system is
in proper operating order.
o Notes: The Cuyahoga County Department of Health must also conduct an inspection of the septic system at the time
of inspection.
 Occupancy Permit: N/A
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Glenwillow
Contact: Michael Skvasik
Phone: (440) 232-4380
Fax: (440) 232-4381
Email: mskvasik@glenwillow-oh.gov
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $50 (residential)
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100 per rental unit
- Highland Heights, Ohio
Contact: Dale Grabfelder, Building Commissioner
Phone: (440) 442-7403
Fax: (440) 473-7403
Email: dgrabfelder@highlandhts.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $25 for new construction
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Highland Hills, Ohio
Contact: Building Department
Phone: (216) 283-3003
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $25
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year; In the case of resale of the same property (“premises”) within the one year period
of validity of the Certificate
o Re-inspection Fee: None
o Escrow: Attached to the Certificate of Inspection shall be a written agreement signed by the seller and purchaser
identifying the party who will be responsible to correct all violations listed with the Certificate of Inspection and, not
withstanding any outstanding or new mortgage indebtedness or lien upon the premises, providing that all necessary
funds shall be deposited or retained in escrow sufficient to pay for the costs to correct all violations, which funds
may be released totally or partially, as the work progresses, upon the authority of the CBO so long as funds are
retained to complete unfinished work. In lieu of said funds, being retained in escrow, a payment or performance
bond may be approved by the Law Director.
o Notes: All violations shall be corrected within thirty (30) calendar days of the issuance of the Certificate of
Inspection as required herein, unless an extension is granted. (ii) If the transferor does not correct the violations
contained in the Certificate of Inspection prior to the transfer of title, then the purchaser or transferee of the property
shall be required to correct the violations contained in the Certificate of Inspection within the time allotted by
operation of these Ordinances or within any extension of time permitted
 Occupancy Permit
 Rental Permit
- Hunting Valley, Ohio
Contact: Don Cunningham
Phone: (440) 247-2805
Fax: (440) 247-2111
Email: bldg@huntingvalley.net or bldgsec@huntingvalley.net
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: No
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: No
o Notes: Contact Village Hall for the most up-to-date information.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
 Rental Permit: No
- Independence, Ohio
Contact: Carl Opatrny
Phone: (216) 524-1019
Fax: (216) 573-1592
Email: opatrnyc@independenceohio.gov
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: N/AUpdated 1/19/2012
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Lakewood, Ohio
Contact: Dru Siley, Assistant Director, Safety: Division of Building & Housing
Phone: (216) 529-6270
Fax: (216) 529-5930
Email: housing.building@lakewoodoh.net
 Point of Sale: Certificate of occupancy
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50 (single & dual family)
o Certificate Expiration: 90 days
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
o Notes: **POS inspections are only required for rental properties and as required for certain loan programs. POS
inspections may be requested for owner-occupied properties as well.
 Repairs are the responsibility of the seller of the property. If the buyer wishes to assume some (or all) of the
violations, then he/she will need to come to the Lakewood Building Department (with his/her valid driver’s
license) to sign a notarized Affidavit stating that they will be legally responsible for the repairs. There is no
cost for this affidavit. If the dwelling has been a rental in the past 24 months, a POS is required.
 Ongoing POS: An Annual Inspection is required by law for non-owner occupied properties and to be done
every three years. Annual inspections are done (most of the time) on a per-street basis.
 Occupancy Permit
o Fees: $50 for residential (one and two family); $75 for commercial & 3-family
o Notes: See Lakewood City Ord. 76-06, chapter 1309.11
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $75 per unit (1-2 family, non-owner occupied); multi-family structure rates vary.
o Notes: Licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30. See Lakewood City Ord. 86-07, chapter 1306.44.
- Linndale, Ohio
Contact: Mike
Phone: (216) 251-6000
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale: Yes.
o Notes: Inspection may be done via city inspector or by another party, but must show proof of inspection. Call (ask
for Mike) for additional details and current fee(s).
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit: Yes.
o Notes: Inspection and occupancy certificate required. Contact city hall (ask for Mike) for additional details and
associated fees.
- Lyndhurst, Ohio
Contact: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner
Phone: (440) 473-5108
Fax:
Email: kunzt@lyndhurst-oh.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $20 plus 1%
o Notes: New structures only
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100 per unit
- Maple Heights, Ohio
Contact: Building Department
Phone: (216) 663-4094
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: Single-family $ 75; Single condominium $50; Two-family dwelling $85; Three-family dwelling
$95
o Inspection Expiration: 6 Months
o Re-inspection Fee: $30 for first re-inspection if utilities off.
o Notes: Escrow amount is 110% of the estimated cost of repairs payable via bank certified check. City holds the
funds. If the property is bank-owned, HUD, etc., the listing agent must provide proof (letter, listing agreement, etc.)
that they have permission to list the property. For more information, call (216) 663-4094.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fee: $50
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: $75 registration; $50 for certificate
- Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Contact: Gregory S. Costabile, Mayor; Tom Jamieson, Building Director
Phone: (440) 442-2626
Fax: (440) 442-3818
Email:
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50
o Certificate Expiration: 1 year
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
o Escrow: Escrow funds are required when violations remain at the time of title transfer. Funds must be set aside to
assure that violations are corrected at a later date. The amount listed on the front page of the inspection report is the
amount required to be held as “escrow.” This amount, not to exceed $15,000, is determined by the housing
inspector. This amount does not guarantee to be the cost to cover repairs.
o Notes: If the buyer agrees to assume some or all of the violations, they will need to fill out a notarized statement of
assumption and an escrow account will need to be created.
 Occupancy Permit: No. Final document is a certificate of inspection.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $50.00 annually and $20.00 annually for apartment units.
o Notes: Each unit is inspected, inside and out, every three years with continual follow-up.
- Mayfield Village, Ohio
Contact: John Marrelli
Phone: (440) 461-2213
Fax: (440) 442-5077
Email: jmarrelli@mayfieldvillage.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: N/A
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Contact: Norman Herwerden
Phone: (440) 234-2218
Fax: (440) 234-9092
Email: nherwerden@middleburgheights.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes (commercial only)
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Moreland Hills, Ohio
Contact: Greg Potts
Phone: (440) 248-1188
Fax:
Email: building@morelandhills.com
 Point of Sale: Only septic, per Cuyahoga County
 Occupancy Permit: Brand new homes only
 Rental Permit: Not at this time
- Newburgh Heights, Ohio

Contact city hall for current information.
Contact: Larry Ellis, Residential Building Official
Phone: (216) 641-4654
Fax: (216) 641-2712
Web: www.newburghhtsoh.gov (Departments > Building > Forms)
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $100 first unit, $25 each additional unit
o Certificate Expiration: 12 months for owner occupied property; 6 months for non-owner occupied property.
o Re-inspection Fee: $15
o Notes: The owner of the property to repair, improve or demolish the structures or premises concerned within ninety
(90) days of the date of issuance of the Certificate. If the seller does not want to make the repairs, the buyer can
submit an ‘Assumption of Violations’ form, which makes the buyer responsible for making necessary repairs within
ninety (90) days. For more information, call (216) 641-4654. POS application is available online.
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit: $50 annually; $100 for inspection (every 2 years or change in tenant.)
- North Olmsted, Ohio
Contact: Dale Mitchell
Phone: (440) 777-8000
Fax: (440) 777-5889
Email: mitchelld@north-olmsted.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100
o Notes: Provide floor plan of building
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $30 per year for one, two, and three family
- North Randall, Ohio
Contact: Chuck Horvath
Phone: (216) 587-9281
Fax: (216) 587-9280
Email: chorvath@northrandall.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $100 for single family residential
o Certificate Expiration: N/A
o Re-Inspection Fee: $40
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100 single family / $35 per apartment / $75 – $125 commercial
 Rental Permit:
o Fees: n/a
o Notes: Occupancy Permit upon change of occupant.
- North Royalton, Ohio
Contact: Rito Alvarez, Building Commissioner
Phone: (440) 582-3000
Fax: (440) 582-3089
Email: tammy@northroyalton.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: $40.40 (residential)
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Oakwood Village, Ohio
Contact: Al R. Hunziker, Chief Building Official
Phone: (440) 232-9980 x122
Fax: (440) 232-5874 (preferred)
Email: ahoakwood@hotmail.com or lhoakwood@hotmail.com
 Point of Sale: Yes – by the seller
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $50 for residential
o Certificate Expiration: 90 Days
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Yes – by the new owner
o Fees: Commercial–$50 temporary; $100 permanent. Residential–$10 temporary; $25 permanent.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: See occupancy permit fee
- Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Contact: Robert McLaughlin
Phone: (440) 235-1055
Fax: (440)235-8906
Email: rmclaughlin@olmstedfalls.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Non-residential occupancy requires new occupancy permits when a new tenant moves in or when a
new business is opened.
 Rental Permit: N/A
Olmsted Township
Contact: Tammy Tabor
Phone: (440) 235-4225
Fax: (440) 235-8025
Email: ttabor@olmstedtownship.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: New residential and commercial construction permitted after 2002
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Orange Village, Ohio
Contact: Building Department
Phone: (440) 498-4400
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale: Yes (limited)
o Interior POS: Yes (smoke detectors)
o Exterior POS: No (Note: septic tank and well water tested, $75 paid to CCBH)
o Fees: $50
o Certificate expiration: 1 year
o Notes: These inspections apply to all transfers except for the following: (1) the individual transfer of any dwelling
or dwelling unit through inheritance or gift where no bona fide sale is intended; and (2) the transfer of any new
dwelling or dwelling units which are required to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the Village. The ordinance
does apply to a dwelling unit that is sold at a Sheriff’s sale or court ordered auction. If you have any questions on
this ordinance, please contact the Village Building Commissioner at 440-287-5133. Application is available online
www.orangevillage.com
 Occupancy Permit: new construction only
 Rental Permit: N/A
- Parma, Ohio
Contact: Paul Deichmann
Phone: (440) 885-8031
Fax:
Email:
 Point of Sale: No
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
 Rental Permit: Yes, $150 per year (must be paid within one month of due date or assessed a $50 per month late fee).
 Notes:
o Vacant home – $150 fee
o Foreclosed home – $100 fee
- Parma Heights, Ohio
Contact: Norman Rusinow
Phone: (440)884-9607
Fax: (440) 843-5818
Email:
 Point of Sale:
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit: Yes.
o Fee: $100
o Notes: Contact Flo Zimmerman at (440) 842-5043 or rental@parmaheightsoh.gov
- Pepper Pike, Ohio
Contact: Nino Monaco
Phone: (216) 896-6134
Fax: (216) 831-1160
Email: building@pepperpike.org
 Point of Sale: No
 Occupancy Permit: yes
o Fees: $100 new house, $25 additions; $100 commercial
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $100
- Richmond Heights, Ohio
Contact: Dan Spada
Phone: (216) 383-6312
Fax: (216) 383-6319
Email:
 Point of Sale: No
 Occupancy Permit: New dwellings only
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $150/year
- Rocky River, Ohio
Contact: Clayton Zell
Phone: (440) 331-0600 x2031
Fax: (440) 895-2628
Email: czell@rrcity.com
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: New construction only
 Rental Permit: YesUpdated 1/19/2012
o Fees: $50/year—single family, condo, multi-family
- Seven Hills, Ohio
Contact: Mark Moro
Phone: (216)524-4427
Fax: (216) 525-6283
Email: building@sevenhillsohio.org
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: New construction only
o Fee: $50
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: $50 annually
- Shaker Heights, Ohio

Contact city hall for current information.
Contact: Joanne Dutches
Phone: (216) 491-1469
Fax:
Email: joanne.dutches@shakeronline.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: The fee for the Point of Sale inspection is $150 for a single-family dwelling or condominium unit
and $200 for a two-family dwelling. The fee for apartments is $150 for the first unit and $50 for each additional.
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: $25 after first two requested re-inspections
o Escrow: 150% of the estimated cost of repairs
o Notes: Funds held in escrow shall be disbursed only upon written authorization from the City. If the amount held is
less than $5,000, no funds shall be released until all violations are corrected. If the amount is $5,000 but less than
$20,000, the City may authorize one (1) partial release of funds from escrow if it is determined that substantial
progress has been made in correcting the violations and that sufficient funds remain in escrow to correct all
remaining violations. If the amount is $20,000 but less than $40,000, two (2) partial releases may be approved. If
the amount is $40,000 but less than $60,000, three (3) partial releases may be approved. On escrow accounts equal
to or exceeding $60,000, four (4) partial releases may be authorized. The purchaser is responsible for correcting all
violations remaining at transfer of title within ninety (90) days unless, for good cause, an extension of time is
approved by the Housing Inspection Department.
 Occupancy Permit: No
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: $50 for single & two family; $35 per apartment unit
- Solon, Ohio
Contact: Charles Boshane or Rob Frankland
Phone: (440) 349-6737
Fax: (440) 349-6322
Email:
 Point of Sale: N/A
 Occupancy Permit: Commercial only.
 Rental Permit: Yes. http://www.solonohio.org/index.aspx?nid=758
o Fees: $100 dollars for each Single-Family home rental unit and $75 dollars for each rental unit within a duplex
structure. Multi-family/apartment rental units will be charged a fee of $160 dollars for the first three units in a
building plus $30 dollars for each additional unit in the building.
o Notes: In accordance with Chapter 1489 of the Building & Housing Code, you are hereby required to apply for a
Residential Rental Unit Occupancy Permit between January 1, 2012 and March 31, 2012.
You are required to schedule an inspection of each rental unit in your ownership by the City of Solon Building
Department between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. For your convenience, you can schedule this
inspection at change of occupancy where possible, however, at least one inspection shall be made by December 31,
2014. Inspections are to be scheduled through the City of Solon Building Department at (440) 349-6737.
For convenience you can apply online or download the application form and mail the completed application
and check made payable to the City of Solon. Please mail your completed application along with payment to City of
Solon, Attn: Rental Permit, 34200 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio 44139.
- South Euclid, Ohio
Contact: Ben Martens
Phone: (216) 381-0400 x206
Fax:
Email: bmartens@seuclid.com
 Point of Sale: No
o Note: There is a vacant building registration & inspection (interior and exterior). Fee is $200, and the certificate is
valid for 1 year. After 2 inspections, $25 for additional.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fee: $200, once violations are completed.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fee: $200 per calendar year
- Strongsville, Ohio
Contact: Anthony Biondillo
Phone: (440) 580-3105
Fax: (440) 238-3001
Email:
 Point of Sale: No
 Occupancy Permit: Yes—see ordinance
 Rental Permit: No
- University Heights, Ohio
Contact: David Menn
Phone: (216) 932-7800 x226
Fax:
Email: dmenn@universityheights.com
 Point of Sale: Yes
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $100
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: N/A
o Notes: The buyer(s) must sign an “assumption form”, and funds must be escrowed to cover the cost of correction of
any outstanding violations. Upon receipt of the signed assumption form and a letter of verification from the escrow
company stating the amount of funds held for violation correction, the building department will issue a “transfer
release” (usually to the escrow company) stating that our requirements are met and releasing the property for
transfer.Ordinance states that violations must be corrected within 30 (thirty) days of the date of the report. However,
the building department grants requests for extensions on a “progress-made” basis.
o Ongoing Inspections: The Building Department has a City-wide Routine Exterior Inspection Program, and they
attempt to inspect every residential home on the exterior once every 3-5 years.
 Occupancy Permit: No. A final letter is required stating that all violation are corrected.
 Rental Permit: Yes
o Fees: $300 single family; $400 double (the fee is every two years, interior and exterior, only for occupied properties,
and a rentable third floor is $100.00).
- Valley View, Ohio
Contact:
Phone: (216) 524-6511
Fax:
Email: clerk@valleyview.net
 Point of Sale:
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit:
- Walton Hills, Ohio
Contact: Joe Voros
Phone: (440) 786-2970
Fax: (440) 232-4070
Email: vorosj@waltonhillsohio.gov
 Point of Sale: No
o Note: Strongly recommend private inspection firm. The Village may perform a miscellaneous inspection of the
interior/exterior at the property owner’s request. Owner is responsible for all corrections/repairs. Inspection for
visible code violation only.
 Occupancy Permit: Yes
o Fees: Commercial $100; residential $75.
o Notes: Non-residential tenant spaces require occupancy permits prior to tenant moving in. Owner is responsible for
all corrections of violations. Residential occupancies issued per owner request, owner responsible for all corrections
to violations.
 Rental Permit: No. See occupancy permit notes.
– Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Contact: Melvin Lester, Commissioner; Ted Sims, Chief of Housing
Phone: (216) 587-1230
Fax: (216) 587-1257
Email:
 Point of Sale:
o Interior POS: Yes
o Exterior POS: Yes
o Inspection Fee: $100 Single & 2-Family; $30 per multifamily unit (Apartment or condominium); $200 commercial
structures
o Certificate Expiration: 1 Year
o Re-inspection Fee: No Fee Within 1 Year
o Escrow: 150% of the estimated cost of repairs
o Notes: Code violations noted on the certificate, except in a case of danger to the public health or safety, to be
corrected by the owner of the property within sixty (60) days of the issuance of the certificate unless, for good cause,
the Building Commissioner has extended that time for compliance. If the owner of a property does not correct the
violations enumerated in the certificate of inspection prior to the time the title is transferred to the purchaser, then
the purchaser of that property shall be required to correct the violations contained in the certificate of inspection
within the time allotted in the notice given to the prior owner or within the extended time permitted by the Building
Commissioner. **Call for current information**
 Occupancy Permit: Yes. Issued once violations are corrected.
 Rental Permit: No.
- Westlake, Ohio
Contact: Donald Grayem
Phone: (440) 617-4105
Fax:
Email: dgrayem@cityofwestlake.org
 Point of Sale:
 Occupancy Permit:
 Rental Permit: Yes.
o Fees: $50-$100 depending on units
o Notes: Contact Thomas Blue (tblue@cityofwestlake.org) or (440) 617-4115 for more information.
- Woodmere, Ohio
Contact: Louis Hovancsek
Phone: (216) 831-9511
Fax:
Email: lhovancsek@woodmerevillage.com
 Point of Sale: Yes (interior & exterior)
o Fee: $35
o Expiration: 1 year
 Occupancy Permit: Yes. Contact village hall for current rate.
 Rental Permit: N/A

Cuyahoga County cities in Northeast, Ohio point of sale inspection (POS) brought to you by the Cleveland area board of Realtors and RE/MAX real estate group. If you’re buying or selling a home, contact us to get the process started.

Point of sale inspections are necessary in many cities in order to sell a home. It’s also important for home buyers to understand the potential work/repairs needed to a property before buying it. Many times work will need to be finished at the time of title transfer. The work needed can be the responsibility of the home buyer or seller. POS is also an important factor to consider if you’re a real estate investor looking to buy property in the Cleveland, Ohio area or if you’re a landlord or looking to rent property. Many rentals also require a point of sale inspection. For more information contact RE/MAX of Northeast, Ohio.

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