City Point of Sale Inspection Requirements, Northeast, Ohio Cuyahoga & Summit County

Point-of-Sale Information ** This is meant to be a helpful resource only. Contact the municipalities with questions & for the most up-to-date information. ** Cuyahoga County:

Bay Village

Contact: John Cheatham, Building Commissioner; Steve Vogel, Building Official Phone: (440) 899-3401 Email: svogel@safebuilt.com ➢ Point of Sale: No

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 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.” Fee: $100 annual registration fee. Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. 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 $100.00 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

Contact: William Griswold, Building Commissioner Phone: (216) 292-1914 Fax: (216) 292-1917 Email: william.griswold@beachwoodohio.com ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fee: $50 ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fee: $500 Mandatory inspection required? Yes, annual interior/exterior inspection of single-family rental properties only. ➢ Homeowner Incentives/Programs: Yes, Heritage Home Loan Program, Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) and The Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Program.

Bedford

Contact: Calvin E. Beverly, Jr., Building Commissioner (Robin Imburgia) Phone: (440) 735-6530 Fax: (440) 232-1558 Email: cbeverly@bedfordoh.gov – building@bedfordoh.gov ➢ Point of Sale: As of May 13, 2016, there is a temporary freeze on all POS. The city will still perform a POS inspection on a voluntary basis upon written request. POS that were done prior to 5/13/16 still need to follow procedure. Note: All properties remain subject to an exterior maintenance inspection. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, rental inspection is completed. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. License also required Fee: A yearly fee of $50 per SINGLE-family, $75 for TWO-family, $100 for THREE-family dwelling unit is due at that time, or the amount of $20 per suite in a structure with FOUR or more apartments. Annual fees not collected by the Building Department by March 31st shall be DOUBLED. The owners of all rental properties in the City shall arrange for the City to inspect all units on a bi-annual basis. o Mandatory inspection required? Yes, at change of tenant, or bi-annually, whichever is more frequent. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): May vary depending on what zoning district you are in.

Bedford Heights

Contact: Cheryl Dillingham, Housing Coordinator Phone: (440) 786-3244 Fax: (440) 786-3277 Email: cheryld@bedfordheights.gov ➢ Note: The fee structure will be changing soon. ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior o Inspection Fee: $75.00 / $50 for dye testing/Apartments $35 Escrow: 100% of the estimated cost of repairs for outstanding violations. ▪ Note: There will be no escrow release until all violations have been completed, also the home will not be occupied until all violations have been completed. If some of the exterior violations cannot be completed due to the weather, then those items will have to be completed when weather is permitted, and those funds will remain in escrow until they are completed. Certificate Expiration: 6 months Re-inspection Fee: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Required before title transfer; no cost. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. Mandatory inspection required? Yes, exterior only. $35/apartment and $75/single family home

Bentleyville

Contact: Jeff Filarski, Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 247-5055 Email: jfilarski@villageofbentleyville.com ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: New homes only ➢ Rental Permit: No Residential Real Estate Sign Regulation: 1 on property. ➢

Berea

Contact: Matthew Madzy Phone: (440) 826-5812 Fax: (440) 826-4800 Email: buildingdept@cityofberea.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, exterior only Inspection Fee: $75 brook Certificate Expiration: 1 year Re-inspection Fee: Same as original Fees 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 Fees: Single & Double family units are $60 per year. Three family and more is $15 per unit per year. Contact the city of Berea for deadlines and additional details. Mandatory inspection required? Yes, exterior only.

Bratenahl

Contact: Scott Packard, Director of Building; Mary Ranney, Building Dept. Administrator Phone: (216) 681-3706 Fax: (216) 681-3079 Email: building@bratenahl.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior o Inspection Fee: $50 Certificate Expiration: Time limit for correction of minor repairs 30 days or otherwise 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. Must be corrected prior to Occupancy Re-inspection Fee: $50 includes first & re-inspection, if needed. $35 for each after. ➢ Occupancy Permit: See P.O.S. ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Not allowed in Public Right of Way (tree lawns)

Brecksville

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. Rental occupancy permit is required Fees: $25 per unit Mandatory inspection required? Yes, safety inspection ➢ Residential Real Estate Sign Regulations? Yes.

Broadview Heights

Contact: Michael Skvasik, Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 526-6864 Fax: (440) 526-3091 Email: mskvasik@broadview-heights.org ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ 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 Fees: Single family is $50 each; $20 for each apartment suite. 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. Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. No permits required. Size limit 2 sq. ft. ➢ Homebuyer or Owner Incentives/Programs: no

Brooklyn

Contact: Dave Kulcsar, Building Commissioner Phone: (216) 635-4201 Fax: (216) 351-5800 Email: dkulcsar@brooklynohio.gov ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes. Commercial change of occupancy only. o Fees: $75 ➢ Rental Permit: Yes (license) Fees: 1-3 units: $100.00 4 or more units: $100.00 plus $25.00 per unit to a maximum of $3,000.00. Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. Periodical property maintenance inspections. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. Codified ordinance, Chapter 1129.03. 6ft2 in residential districts; one sign 5’ from public sidewalk, 20’ from property lines ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None

Brooklyn Heights

Contact: Nino Monaco, Chief Building Official Phone: (216) 749-4300 Fax: (216) 741-3753 Email: bldg@brooklynhts.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior. Check website, brooklynhts.org, for current information. Inspection Fee: $50 ; $25 for any subsequent inspections requested by the same owner within 12 months from the date of issuance of the original certificate of inspection. Certificate Expiration: 1 Year ➢ Occupancy Permit: ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. Once every 5 years & each change of tenant o Fee: $35 Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer/Owner Incentives/Programs:

Brook Park

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: John Hurst, Building Commissioner Phone: (216) 433-7412 Fax: (216) 433-4117 Email: buildingdept@cityofbrookpark.com Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $50 for single-family homes; $25 for all other residential structures. ReInspection Fee: $25 Certificate Expiration: 6 months 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: Inspection is required & certificate of occupancy ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer/owner Incentives/Programs

Chagrin Falls

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 Fees: $50 – Commercial properties only ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): (1) sign permitted, not permitted in tree lawns of public right of way. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Chagrin Falls Township

Contact: Mac Donley, Zoning Inspector Phone: (440) 247-4030 Email: mdonley@donleyinc.com Cleveland Contact: Ayonna Blue Donald, Director Dept. of Building & Housing • Antoinette (Toni) Allen for occupancy cert.; rental registrations; disclosures (aallen@city.cleveland.oh.us or 216.664.4355) • Kevin Franklin for city inspections (kfranklin@city.cleveland.oh.us or 664-4364) • Navid Hussain for permits (not occup. or rental) (nhussain@city.cleveland.oh.us or 664-3451) Phone: (216) 664-2282 Fax: (216) 664-3590 Email: buildingandhousing@city.cleveland.oh.us Point of Sale: No, but it is $60 for the city’s property disclosure form. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes. Contact Toni Allen ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. Contact Toni Allen Mandatory inspection required? Inspections are on a systematic basis and landlords will be contacted to schedule their inspection. ➢ Notes: Refer to http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing for a fee schedule and more information. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Cleveland Heights

Contact: Allan Butler, Housing Programs Manager Phone: (216) 291-4962 Email: abutler@clvhts.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior. Inspection Fee: $200 single family unit, $50 each additional unit. Certificate Expiration: 1 year o Re-inspection Fee: $50 to rental properties if violations are not completed after 18 months of original inspection date. 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. Ongoing POS: The exteriors of all owner-occupied single-family homes are inspected on a streetby-street basis on a five-year rotation. Notes: Vacant dwellings must be registered with the city, $100 fee. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.clevelandheights.com ➢ Occupancy Permit – All rental properties in the City of Cleveland Heights require a Certificate of Occupancy every year. Certificates are mailed out in November for the following year and are due by the end of the year. Cost is $200.00 for the first rental unit, $50.00 for the second, and $25.00 for each additional rental unit with a maximum fee of $1,225. Certificates of Occupancy not returned by December 31 are subject to a late fee of $25.00 for each month or portion thereof they are late. There is no charge for owner-occupied units in a two-or multi-family dwelling. Business occupancy permits are handled through our department now and the initial inspection and fee is $100 with a renewal fee of $100 per year. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes 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. 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 the property is in compliance. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: We offer Down Payment Assistance to LMI buyers through our partner Home Repair Resource Center. https://hrrc-ch.org/ They also have several other programs available for Cleveland Heights Homeowners including rehab loans, loan counseling, foreclosure prevention, tool rental etc. The City Housing Preservation Office also has some loan programs and renovation programs for homeowners and seniors. https://www.clevelandheights.com/194/Housing-Programs o The City also has an Out-of- County Dwelling Registration which is $100 per structure if the owner resides outside of Cuyahoga County. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any):

Cuyahoga Heights

No update was provided Contact: Norm Casini – Commissioner; Ken LaBella – Asst. Commissioner Phone: (216) 524-6068 Fax: (216) 524-6072 Email: n.casini@cuyahogaheights.com (k.labella@cuyahogaheights.com) ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $150 for single family; $200 for two family home; $250 for three family; $300 for four family. Notes: Call for additional details. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. $50 (each unit in multi-occupancy thereafter shall be $25), annually o Mandatory inspection required? Yes, per codified ordinance ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? Yes, per codified ordinance ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

East Cleveland

Contact: Salondra Wallace Phone: (216) 681-2082 Email: swallace@eastcleveland.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $150 for single family dwelling and $50 for each additional unit {Example: two family dwelling unit $200}. For Multi Family structures containing 4 to 15 dwelling units there shall be a base fee of $150 plus $50 per unit. 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. 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. 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 Departments can grant compliance time frame for notarized Affidavit (160 DAYS COMPLIANCE) prior to issuing of Certificate of Inspection. ➢ Certificate of Authorized Occupancy: Permit: Yes: One-time fee o Fee: $100 for 1-3 units; $400 for 4-39 units; $1000 for 40 plus units ➢ Rental Permit: Certificate of Occupancy: Yes, with annual fee. Fee: $100 for 1st unit; $100 for 2nd unit; $50 for 3rd unit; $100 per unit for 4+ units Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Interior/Exterior/Both. Explain. SEE ATTACHMENT: STEPS TO HOME PURCHASE IN EAST CLEVELAND ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: no

Euclid

Contact: Stephen Karr, Housing Programs Coordinator Phone: (216) 691-4206 Fax: (216) 289-8184 Email: housingprograms@cityofeuclid.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior 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 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. 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: http://www.cityofeuclid.com/community/housing/LandlordTenantIssues ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homeowner Incentives/Programs: Euclid Development Corporation (EDCOR) Low Interest Home Improvement Loan Program: This is a straight 3% loan that allows for up to $30,000 for needed and wanted home improvements and remodeling. Call (216) 289-4625 for more information. Weatherization / Special Projects: A “free” program to aid with weatherizing homes to aid with comfort and utilities. This program includes vinyl siding, “no cost” furnace cleaning and inspection, deadbolt locks, smoke alarms, handicapped ramps, handrails and grab bars, and more. For more information, contact the Weatherization Department at (216) 289-8562. Both programs are governed by HUD’s income guidelines.

Fairview Park – Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Walter Maynard, Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 356-4405 Fax: (440) 356-4404 Email: walter.maynard@fairviewpark.org ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fees: $75, for commercial only. No cost to residential. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $100 per year ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? One temporary real estate sign not exceeding six square feet in area or three feet in height above finished grade shall be permitted for each dwelling or lot. Such sign shall be located not less than five feet from the front or any side lot line and shall be removed within seven days of the sale, provided, however, two such signs shall be permitted on a single parcel which abuts two streets subject to the regulations herein. “Open House” directional arrows not exceeding three square feet in area are permitted provided that the sign shall not exceed three feet in height above finished grade, any such sign shall be removed by sundown, and shall be placed not less than three feet from any lot line. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Garfield Heights

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Mark Moro, Building Commissioner Phone: (216) 475-3835 Fax: (216) 475-6081 Email: mmoro@garfieldhts.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior – Interior is now OPT-IN. Inspection Fee: $125 first unit; $40 additional Certificate Expiration: 1 year Re-inspection Fee: $35 after two re-inspections Escrow: Legislation was passed that waives the 110% escrow until 11/2016. 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 Fees: $100 for first unit; $25 each additional unit. 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. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. A single for sale sign, not over 6 ft.2 , not over 4 ft. high, not in the right-of-way or tree lawn, removed within 48 hours of contract for sale. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Gates Mills

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Dave Biggert Phone: (440) 423-4405 x127 Fax: (440) 423-2001 Email: daveb@gatesmillsvillage.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior ➢ Inspection Fee: N/A ➢ Certificate Expiration: 90 Days ➢ 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. 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 ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Glenwillow

Contact: Robert A. Rodic, Chief Building Official Phone: (440) 232-4380 Fax: (440) 232-4381 Email: brodic@glenwillow-oh.gov Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fees: $50 (residential) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $100 per rental unit o Mandatory inspection required? Yes, interior and exterior. Explain: General safety issues; smoke and c/o alarms. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): 1 per lot 2-sided, 6 s.f. per side ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: none local

Highland Heights

Contact: Dale Grabfelder, Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 442-7403 Fax: (440) 473-1994 Email: dgrabfelder@highlandhts.com ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fees: $25 for new construction ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: Highland Hills Contact: Robert Rodic Phone: (216) 283-3000 Email: bldg@vhhohio.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior o Inspection Fee: $25 Certificate Expiration: 1 year from date of issuance o Re-inspection Fee: None Notes: Link to POS App. With add’l details. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes. Required for new home owner or in rentals with a new tenant/change of tenant. Fees: Commercial $50; Single family $40 ➢ Rental Permit Fee: $25 Mandatory inspection required? Yes. General safety issues, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None local

Hunting Valley

Contact: Don Cunningham or Joyce Cieslak Phone: (440) 247-2805 Fax: (440) 247-2111 Email: bldg@huntingvalley.net or bldgsec@huntingvalley.net ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: No Certificate Expiration: 1 Year ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes ➢ Rental Permit: No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Yes, maximum of 6 square feet. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: No

Independence

Contact: Michael Gero Phone: (216) 524-1019 Fax: (216) 573-1592 Email: gerom@independenceohio.org ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: N/A ➢ Rental Permit: Rental registration required ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? Yes. Only for size and quantity. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: N/A

Lakewood

Contact: Michael Molinski Phone: (216) 529-6270 Fax: (216) 529-5930 Email: housing.building@lakewoodoh.net ➢ Point of Sale: Effective September 11, 2018 POS has been suspended. See http://www.onelakewood.com/apply-register/certificate-of-occupancy/ for more information. ➢ Occupancy Permit Fees: $50 for residential (one and two family); $75 for commercial & 3-family Notes: See Lakewood City Ord. 76-06, chapter 1309.11 ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $75 per unit (1-2 family, non-owner occupied); multi-family structure rates vary. Notes: Licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30. See Lakewood City Ord. 86-07, chapter 1306.44. Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Interior/Exterior/Both. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): None ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: Huntington Bank offers a Lakewood lending option. Contact Cecilia Sherrard with RE/MAX for more details.

Linndale

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Doug Bernard Phone: (216) 251-6000 Email: ➢ Point of Sale: Yes. 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. Notes: Inspection and occupancy certificate required. Contact city hall (ask for Mike) for additional details and associated fees. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Lyndhurst

Contact: John Maichle, Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 473-5108 Email: maichlej@lyndhurst-oh.com ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fees: $25 plus 1% Notes: New structures only ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $100 per unit Mandatory inspection required? Every 3 years ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homeowner Incentives/Programs: Heritage Home Program and the Cuyahoga County Home Repair Loan Program.

Maple Heights

Did not respond to repeated request for updated information Contact: Dwayne Ford Phone: (216) 663-4094 Email: dford@safebuilt.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior o Inspection Fee: Single-family $ 105; Single condominium $80; Two-family dwelling $155; Threefamily $205 Inspection Expiration: 6 Months Re-inspection Fee: $50 for first re-inspection if utilities off. 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. Escrow may be waived for owner occupant buyers. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fee: Single-family $ 105; Single condominium $105; Two-family dwelling $155; three family $205 ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fee: $75 registration; $50 for certificate Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Mayfield Heights

Contact: Tom Jamieson, Building Director Phone: (440) 442-2626 Fax: (440) 442-7662 Email: tomjamieson@mayfieldheights.org ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $50 . No re-inspection fee. Certificate Expiration: 1 year 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.” Escrow amount is set on a case by case basis. 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. Each unit is inspected, inside and out, every three years with continual follow-up. o Fees: $50.00 annually and $20.00 annually for apartment units. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Mayfield Village

Contact: John Marrelli Phone: (440) 461-2213 Fax: (440) 442-5077 Email: jmarrelli@mayfieldvillage.com ; dbargo@mayfieldvillage.com (Debbie Garbo, Exec. Assist.) ➢ Point of Sale: No POS, but they do have an on-going exterior housing maintenance program. ➢ Occupancy Permit: N/A ➢ Rental Permit: N/A Note: Mayfield Village recently adopted Ordinance 2018.25; Short Term Rentals ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. Our Sign Code Chapter 1185 is in the process of being revised. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Middleburg Heights

Contact: Norman Herwerden Phone: (440) 234-2218 Fax: (440) 234-9092 Email: nherwerden@middleburgheights.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, septic tanks conducted by the Cuyahoga Health Department. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes (commercial only) ➢ Rental Permit: N/A Fee Mandatory inspection required? Yes. Interior and exterior inspections. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Commercial sign permit is required. Registration and application can be found on their website. https://middleburgheights.com/division-of-building ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Moreland Hills

Contact: Paul Kowalcyzk or Theresa Dean (Bldg. assistant) Phone: (440) 248-1188 Email: building@morelandhills.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes. Applies to all transfers except those through inheritance or gift where no bona fide sale is intended; and the transfer of any new dwelling which is required to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the Village. See MorelandHills.com for updates. Also required is an inspection of septic systems and private wells, if applicalbe, by Cuyahoga County Board of Health. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes ➢ Rental Permit: Yes, fee and form needs to be filled out ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? Yes, must be kept out of road right of way. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Newburgh Heights

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Kristine Pagsuyoin Phone: (216) 641-4654 Fax: Email: kpagsuyoin@newburgh-oh.gov Point of Sale: ➢ Occupancy Permit: ➢ Rental Permit: ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

North Olmsted

Contact: Jeffrey Grusenmeyer, Building Commissioner; Jan Scarl, Building Secretary Phone: (440) 777-8000 ext. 4120 Fax: (440) 777-5889 Email: scarlj@north-olmsted.com ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: For any new business. Fees: $75 Notes: Floor plan may be required. We no longer inspect for new business occupancies. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $30 per year for one family dwelling, $45 for two family dwelling, and $60 for three family dwelling. Fees are $60, $80 and $100. Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. All rental properties are inspected once a year. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? Real Estate signs do not require a permit but must comply to our regulations in Chapter 1363 of our sign code. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None

North Randall

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Chuck Horvath Phone: (216) 587-9281 Fax: (216) 587-9280 Email: chorvath@northrandall.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $100 for single family residential Certificate Expiration: N/A Re-Inspection Fee: $40 ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes Fees: $100 single family / $35 per apartment / $75 – $125 commercial ➢ Rental Permit: Fees: n/a Notes: Occupancy Permit upon change of occupant. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

North Royalton

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Dan Kulchytsky Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 582-3000 Fax: (440) 582-3089 Email: ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes o Fees: $40 (residential) ➢ Rental Permit: n/a ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Oakwood Village

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Daniel Marinucci, Chief Building Official Phone: (440) 232-9980 Fax: (440) 232-5874 (preferred) Email: dmarinucci@oakwoodvillageoh.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior – by the seller Inspection Fee: $50 for residential Certificate Expiration: 90 Days Re-inspection Fee: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes – by the new owner Fees: Commercial–$50 temporary; $100 permanent. Residential–$10 temporary; $25 permanent. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: See occupancy permit fee ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Olmsted Falls

Contact: Braden Thomas, Sr Phone: (440) 235-1055 Fax: (440)235-8906 Email: bthomas@olmstedfalls.org; building@olmstedfalls.org ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Non-residential occupancies require new occupancy permits when a new tenant moves in or when a new business is opened. ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations: ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Olmsted Township

Contact: David Faciana Phone: (440) 235-4225 Fax: (440) 235-8025 Email: dfaciana@olmstedtownship.org ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: New residential and commercial construction permitted after 2002 ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations: Standard ‘for sale’ signs permitted on private property. Oversized signs require permits. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Orange Village

Contact: Robert McLaughlin, Chief Building Official Phone: (440) 287-5133 Fax: Email: mclaughlinr@orangevillage.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes (limited) o Interior POS: Yes (smoke detectors) Exterior POS: No (Note: septic tank and well water tested, $75 paid to CCBH) Fees: $50 Certificate expiration: 1 year 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 ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Parma

Contact: Paul Deichmann Phone: (440) 885-8031 Fax: (440) 885-8039 Email/Website: building@cityofparma-oh.gov http://www.cityofparma-oh.gov/cityhall/build.aspx ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes ➢ Rental Permit: Yes A separate application and fee is required for each residential rental property owned in the City of Parma. A fee of $150.00 must be submitted with each application. Checks should be made payable to the City of Parma. Late fee of $50.00 for failure to complete rental registration including payment of the registration fee by the due date. Mandatory inspection required? Yes. Annual exterior inspection only. ➢ Notes: Vacant Residential Property Registration – (Does not include the following; Residential property temporarily unoccupied while the occupant is on vacation. Residential structure temporary unoccupied while the occupant is in an alternative living arrangement. Residential or nonresidential structure that is temporarily unoccupied while being extensively altered or repaired under proper and unexpired permits. Unoccupied residential or nonresidential structure that is listed for sale and the owner is actively attempting to sell the property. (This is typically geared towards vacant/foreclosed properties. Call the Building Dept for more information and clarification.) ▪ A fee of $200.00 must be submitted annually along with the application for vacant property registration. o Notification of Foreclosure Filing – A fee of $100.00 for a residential property (one-, two-, or three-family structure) or $300.00 for a commercial structure must be submitted along with application. ➢ Real estate sign regulations (if any): Signs are not permitted in the public right of way including tree lawns, utility poles, sidewalks, etc. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Parma Heights

Contact: Michelle Teresi Phone: (440) 884-9607 Fax: (440) 843-5818 Email: teresi@parmaheightsoh.gov ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, residential & commercial, new construction ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. Fee: $100 Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. Exterior inspection done before rental occupancy is given. Notes: Contact Flo Zimmerman at (440) 842-5043 or rental@parmaheightsoh.gov ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? Residential real estate signs are permitted on front lawn. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: Down Payment Assistance Program offered through the Cuyahoga County Department of Development

Pepper Pike

Contact: Rick Loconti (Bldg. Official), Tara Carlson (Permit Tech.) Phone: (216) 896-6134 (for inspections) Fax: (216) 831-1160 Email: building@pepperpike.org ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: A cerficiate of occupancy or completion is given after final inspections. No extra fee is due. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $100 Mandatory inspection required? Yes, every two years. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? For sale signs must be 20’ back from road. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Richmond Heights

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: James Urankar Phone: (216) 383-6312 Fax: (216) 383-6319 Email: building.commissioner@richmondheightsohio.org ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: New dwellings and rentals ➢ Rental Permit: Yes o Fees: $250 for first time inspection; $150/year to renew o Mandatory inspection required? ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Rocky River

Contact: Ray Reich Phone: (440) 331-0600 x2584 Fax: (440) 895-2628 Email: rreich@rrcity.com Point of Sale: N/A. However, all properties, whether owner occupied, rental, vacant or in foreclosure are monitored for Blighted conditions and addressed accordingly, as specified in the City of Rocky River Codified Ordinances. If violations are not corrected, warning notices and court citations are issued and the City of Rocky River can use outside contractors to have lawns mowed and violations corrected. ➢ Occupancy Permit: New construction only ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fees: $50.00 for Single Family Homes, $50.00 for Condominiums, $80.00 for Doubles plus $20.00 for each additional unit. Examples: $120.00 for a four unit building and $160.00 for a six unit building. Note: A Rental License / Certificate of Occupancy is required for ALL Non-Owner-Occupied Properties in the City of Rocky River. (This includes occupancy by any family members NOT listed on the title as verified through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer’s Website) Mandatory inspection required? If yes, please explain. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Seven Hills

Contact: Richard H. Vittardi Phone: (216)524-4427 Fax: (216) 525-6283 Email: building@sevenhillsohio.org ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: New construction only Fee: $50 with inspections ➢ Rental Permit: Yes Fee: $50 annually ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): See Chapeter 171 of the Seven Hills Codified Ordinance. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Shaker Heights

Contact: Joanne Dutches Phone: (216) 491-1469 Fax: (216) 491-4156 Email: joanne.dutches@shakeronline.com ; housing.insp@shakeronline.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior o Inspection Fee: The fee for the Point of Sale inspection is $200 for a single-family dwelling; $150 for a condominium unit and $300 for a two-family dwelling. The fee for apartments is $200 for the first unit and $50 for each additional. Certificate Expiration: 1 Year Re-inspection Fee: $25 after first two requested re-inspections Escrow: 150% of the estimated cost of repairs 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, annual application and fee required for all rental properties. o Fee: $200 for single family; $100 for condominium; $100 per rental unit for two family; $45 per apartment unit o Mandatory inspection required? Internal and external inspection required every three years. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Solon

Contact: Rob Frankland Phone: (440) 349-6737 Fax: (440) 349-6322 Email: rfrankland@solonohio.org; lcrombie@solonohio.org ➢ Point of Sale: N/A ➢ Occupancy Permit: Commercial only. An occupancy permit is issued for single family and two-family homes when the dwelling is first constructed and occupied, but an occupancy permit is not required thereafter for any subsequent owner. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. http://www.solonohio.org/index.aspx?nid=758 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. 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 Planning 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 Planning Department at (440) 349-6737. (The dates listed above are from the original ordinance that created the rental program. The City is currently in Cycle #3, January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. Please call Ms. Barb Janca at (440) 349-6327 regarding questions about the residential rental program.) 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. ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? No larger than six (6) square feet, located at least ten (10) feet from the street right of way line, at least five (5) feet from a side property line, and sign shall be removed from the property within ten (10) days of the close of sale, lease, or rental of the property. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: defer to the Cuyahoga County Department of Development programs

South Euclid

Contact: Stephen Karr Phone: (216) 691-4206 Email: housingprograms@seuclid.com ➢ Point of Sale: No 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. o If violations are not corrected prior to the transfer of the property, the party purchasing the property must complete and submit an Assumption of Violations form to the Housing Department, and an account must be established by a party to the transfer with the title agent handling closing to cover 100% of the city-established escrow hold amount . The escrow amount will be established by the Building Commissioner based on a schedule of fees for “Class A” violations. Full details online. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes o Fee: $200, once violations are completed. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes o Fee: $200 per calendar year o Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Strongsville

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Anthony Biondillo, Building Comissioner; Mike Miller, Asst. Building Commissioner Phone: (440) 580-3105 Fax: (440) 238-3001 Email: tony.biondillo@strongsville.org ; mike.miller@strongsville.org ➢ Point of Sale: No ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes—see ordinance ➢ Rental Permit: No ➢ Residential real estate sign regulations? If yes, please explain. Residential signs are permitted and shall be a maximum of 6 Sq. Ft. in area, and must be located outside of the City right of way. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

University Heights

Contact: James McReynolds Phone: (216) 932-7800 x226 Fax: (216) 932-5239 Email: jmcreynolds@universityheights.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: Single $150.00; double $200.00 Certificate Expiration: 1 Year Re-inspection Fee: N/A 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. ▪ Ordinance allows a period of ten (10) business days from the date of the inspection for the report to be issued. 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 violations are corrected. ➢ Rental Permit: Yes 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). Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Interior/Exterior/Both. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homeowner Incentives/Programs: Heritage Home Program

Valley View

Contact: Larry Ellis, Building Inspector Phone: (216) 524-6511 Email: ➢ Point of Sale: None ➢ Occupancy Permit: Business License for Commerical ➢ Rental Permit: None ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Yes, per Ordinance Section 1264.05(c) ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: N/A Walton Hills Contact: Martin Van Gundy IV Phone: (440) 399-0850 Fax: Email: mvangundyIV@safebuilt.com ➢ Point of Sale: No 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 Fees: Commercial $100; residential $75. 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. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Warrensville Heights

Contact: Ben Brown Phone: (216) 587-1230 Fax: (216) 587-1257 Email: bbrown@cityofwarrensville.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes, interior & exterior Inspection Fee: $100 Single & 2-Family; $30 per multifamily unit (Apartment or condominium); $200 commercial structures Certificate Expiration: 1 Year Re-inspection Fee: No Fee Within 1 Year Escrow: 150% of the estimated cost of repairs 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. ➢ Rental Registration: o $200 single family; 2-family $100 per unit; multi-family/apartment $50 per unit; condominiums $100 per unit. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Westlake

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Donald Grayem Phone: (440) 617-4105 Email: dpgrayem@cityofwestlake.org ➢ Point of Sale: ➢ Occupancy Permit: ➢ Rental Permit: Yes. Fees: $50-$100 depending on units Notes: Contact Thomas Blue (tblue@cityofwestlake.org) or (440) 617-4115 for more information. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: Woodmere Contact: Louis Hovancsek Phone: (216) 831-9511 Email: lhovancsek@woodmerevillage.com ➢ Point of Sale: Yes (interior & exterior) Fee: $35 Expiration: 1 year ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes. Contact village hall for current rate. ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs:

Summit County Summit County – Did not respond to repeated requests for information Phone: 330-630-7287 Fax: Email: mshenot@summitoh.net ➢ Well & Septic http://www.scphoh.org/environmental/ENV-WaterQuality.html ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Homeowner Incentives/Programs: ➢ Note: Municipalities covered by the Summit County Building Department: Akron, Bath Township, Boston Township, Boston Heights, Copley Township, Coventry Township, Northfield Center, Richfield Township, Sagamore Hills, Silver Lake, Springfield Township and Twinsburg Township. Summit County Landbank ➢ Welcome Home Program (residential property) and Building for Business Program (commercial property) – Both are now active programs for people looking for property – keeping in mind that the landbank works, primarily, with abandoned and tax-delinquent property, meaning the properties typically need significant investment. ➢ They also sell some property “as is,” and those properties can be found on their Available Property page. ➢ Side Lot Program – For persons interested in acquiring vacant property through the Summit Co. Land Bank. Barberton Contact: James Bauschlinger, Building Commissioner (Marsha Wooten) Phone: 330-848-6730 Fax: Email: building@cityofbarberton.com – mwooten@cityofbarberton.com ➢ Occupancy Permit: No, not for residential properties. o Fee: n/a ➢ Rental Permit: Yes, per Section 1495.08 of the Barberton Development Code. o Fee: $40 per unit o Mandatory inspection required? Section 1495.10 of the BCO mandates inspections, but at this time we are not staffed to do so. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): No signs are permitted in the Right of Way ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? ➢ Note: Municipalities covered Barberton Building Department: o Norton and Peninsula Clinton Contact: William Funk Phone: 330-882-4782 Fax: Email: wfunk@clintonvillageohio.com ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain – Not through the Village Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain – No o Fee: (if applicable) 22 | P a g e o Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): One unlighted real estate sign not exceeding six (6) square feet in area pertaining only to the sale, lease, or rent of the particular building, property, or premises upon which displayed. Such sign shall not be closer than ten (10) feet from any street right-of-way line. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None through the Village ➢ Oher regulations impacting property owners or buyers? None through the Village

Cuyahoga Falls

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Peter Bell Phone: 330-971-8135 Fax: Email: development@cityofcf.com ➢ Stormwater Inspection: (disclosure of the availability of the inspection is mandatory but the inspection is not mandatory) http://cfo.cityofcf.com/web/departments/stormwater/inspections ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers?

Fairlawn

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Bill Arnold, Building Department Phone: 330-668-9500 Fax: 330-668-9546 Email: arnoldb@fairlawn.us ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers?

Green

Contact: Wayne Wiethe Phone: 330-896-6614 Fax: Email: wwiethe@cityofgreen.org ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, commercial only. Fee: (if applicable) COU is currently $10.00 ➢ Rental Permit: No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Yes, primarily regarding open house signs in ROW, not permitted. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: No ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? Typical development codes regarding setbacks, sheds, fences, pools, ect…

Hudson

Contact: Nick Sugar, Associate Planner (Residental Development Manager) Phone: 330-342-1790 23 | Fax: Email: CommunityDevelopment@hudson.oh.us ➢ Occupancy Permit: Issued by the Summit County Building Department ➢ Rental Permit: City of Hudson does not require a permit for use of a single-family property for rental ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Must be on the private parcel. Off-premise signs are not permitted. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: N/A ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? City has community wide architectural review and requires a zoning certificate for exterior alterations. Please contact the Community Development Department for any assistance we can provide. Lakemore Contact: Zoning Department Phone: 330-733-6125 ext 3 Fax: Email: tfast@lakemoreohio.org ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, for new construction o Fee: None ➢ Rental Permit: Yes, rental registration and inspection program. ➢ Fee: Annual $30 single family, $45 for up to 6 units, and $60 for 7+ Mandatory inspection required? Yes, initial prior to tenants; annual for exterior and bi-annual for interior or change with tenants. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): SECTION 602.9 TEMPORARY SIGNS 1 a. General Definitions Related to Temporary Signs 1. Temporary signs shall be as defined in this Ordinance and may include, but are not limited to political signs, real estate signs, and special event signs. 2. Temporary signs with a commercial message include, but are not limited to, real estate signs, signs that reference the sale of items or other business-related activities, or that include text classified as a commercial message. 3. Temporary signs that do not contain a commercial message include, but are not limited to, political signs and any other sign with text that is not classified as a commercial message. b. Standards That Apply to All Temporary Signs 1. No temporary sign shall be mounted, attached, affixed, installed, or otherwise secured by any permanent means to any building, permanent sign, other structure, or improvement, or to the ground upon which it is erected. 2. No temporary sign shall be mounted, attached, affixed, installed, or otherwise secured so as to protrude above the roof of a structure. 3. No temporary sign shall be illuminated by anything other than non-reflected daylight, except by variance issued by the Board of zoning Appeals. 4. Portable, temporary signs are permitted provided they are secured to prevent damage to other structures or property and are not located on a wheeled or other transport chassis. 5. No temporary sign shall be located in a right-of-way or within a visibility triangle. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? Check with zoning officials prior to any projects. The Village of Lakemore provides water / sewer / trash to residents. Local income tax.

Macedonia

Did not respond to repeated requests for information Contact: Nino Monaco Phone: 330-468-8362 Fax: Email: nmonaco@macedonia.oh.us ➢ Exterior inspection: http://www.macedonia.oh.us/PDF/exterior_inspection_application_2009.pdf ➢ Main page for building Macedonia building dept.: http://www.macedonia.oh.us/buildinginside.htm ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? Mogadore

Contact: Debbie Klodt Phone: 330-628-4896 Fax: Email: klodtd@mogadorevillage.org ➢ Occupancy Permit: No Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: No Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Ordinance follows ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? None

Munroe Falls

(Uses Stow’s Building Department for Certificate of Occupancy only.) Contact: Zoning Department (Kristina Simmons) Phone: 330-688-7491 Fax: 330-688-3720 Email: ksimmons@munroefalls.com ➢ Occupancy Permit: Occupancy permit is issued by the Building Dept (city of Stow) when the house is constructed. There is no need to re-issue permit due to sale of property Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: No Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): None ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? None

New Franklin

Contact: Barry Ganoe, Administrator Phone: 330-882-4324 Fax: Email: bganoe@newfranklin.org ➢ Septic: Any properties within our City containing a septic system must undergo a pre-sale inspection through the Summit County Public Health Department prior to any property transfers. ➢ Occupancy Permit: Granted through the Summit County Building Standards Department. o Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: (if applicable) o Mandatory inspection required? No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers?

Northfield Village

Contact: Jason Walters Phone: 330-468-4363 Fax: 330-908-7014 Email: nfvservice@northfieldvillage-oh.gov; adminassistant@northfieldvillage-oh.gov ➢ Exterior inspection: http://www.northfieldvillage-oh.gov/pdf/POS_request_APPLICATION_2_2013.pdf ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: $50 ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: $100 Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers?

Norton (Shares Barberton’s Building Dept.) Contact: Bill Braman, Zoning Inspector (ask if they have any village/city specific regulations/incentive we need to be aware of.) Phone: 330-825-7815, ext. 335 Fax: Email: bbraman@cityofnorton.org ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes/No. Explain Fee: (if applicable) ➢ Rental Permit: Yes/No. Explain o Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Note – Barberton Building Department: For the City of Norton, we review construction plans, issue permits, and perform inspections related to those permits. The City of Barberton does not handle any other regulations in Norton, such as rental registration. Peninsula – (Uses Stow’s Building Department for Certificate of Occupancy only.) Contact: Zoning Department Phone: 330-657-2151 Fax: 330-657-2372 Email: admin@villageofpeninsula-oh.gov ➢ Occupancy Permit Occupancy Permit: Yes – we require an occupancy permit. o Fee: (if applicable) – varies for what you need the occupancy for. o Note: Stow Bldg. Department only handles their Certificate of Occupancy. ➢ Rental Permit: No o Fee: (if applicable) o Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: No ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers?

Reminderville

Contact: Robert Rodic, Chief Building Officer Phone: 330-562-1234 Fax: Email: remindervillebuildingofficial@gmail.com ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, new construction only ➢ Rental Permit: No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: None ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? Stow Contact: Bud Carey, Chief Building Official Phone: 330-689-2729 Fax: 330-689-2739 Email: bcarey@stow.oh.us ➢ Occupancy Permit: No ➢ Rental Permit: No ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): All sign issues are handled through our Zoning Department ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: No ➢ Note: Municipalities covered by the Stow Building Department for Certificate of Occupancy only.

Peninsula City of Munroe Falls Tallmadge

Contact: Helene Hussing, Planning and Zoning Manager; Rita Weinberg, Planning Director/Economic Developer Phone: 330-633-0090 Fax: 330-633-1359 Email: hhussing@tallmadge-Ohio.org; RWeinberg@tallmadge-ohio.org ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes, zoning occupancy & use only. o Fee: $50 ➢ Rental Permit: N/A ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): Signange is regulated by our Tallmadge Codified Ordinance Chapter 1183. Most importantly is that we do not allow signage in our right-of-way. ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? Our regulations are listed in our Tallmadge Codified Ordinances. Twinsburg Contact: Russell Rodic, Chief Building Official Phone: 330-963-6270 Fax: 330-963-6285 Email: rrodic@twinsburg.oh.us ➢ Exterior Inspection: http://www.mytwinsburg.com/assets/attachments/file/Point%20of%20Sale%20Checklist.pdf ➢ Main page for building dept.: http://www.mytwinsburg.com/site.cfm/departments/building.cfm ➢ Occupancy Permit: Yes. Application for an exterior only point of sale on a residential title transfer o Fee: (if applicable) $50.00 per application ➢ Rental Permit: No. Explain City of Twinsburg does not have a residential rental program o Fee: (if applicable) Mandatory inspection required? Yes/No. Explain. ➢ Real Estate Sign Regulations (if any): City of Twinsburg ordinance 1173.13 (b) ➢ Homebuyer Incentives/Programs: none ➢ Other regulations impacting property owners or buyers? none

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