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Building Department


LAKE COUNTY Building Department Customers,

Firstly, thank you for your patience over the past 2 weeks as we did
our best to serve you as our customers in a timely fashion.

With that being said, we will be continuing to not permit public
visitation to the Building Department until 8 am on September 28

We ask that, if possible, please submit your documents digitally
through the Building Department website 
or to 
lcbd@lakecountyohio.gov to help the efficiency of the office.

For customer service, please dial the Building Departments main line
at 440-350-2636.

Thank you again for your patience during this time.



LAKE COUNTY Building Department Customers,

Due to unforeseen medical related staffing circumstances, the Lake County Building Department will not permit public visitation beginning at 4:30 PM on September 8 th, and will reopen at 8 AM on Monday September 21 st.  During this time, turnaround times may be slower, but they will be working internally to still provide the vital services to customers. They will be utilizing the drop box system in the Admin Building lobby, as they did earlier this year.






The Building Department is responsible for overseeing and enforcing code compliance for all residential building construction within the City.

Pietro DiFranco, PE, LEED AP, CPESC                                                       ____                     
Zoning Administrator
City Hall:                                             Consulting Office:
City of Willoughby Hills                         Richard L. Bowen + Associates, Inc.
35405 Chardon Road                            13000 Shaker Blvd
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094                   Cleveland, OH 44120
Phone: 440-975-3550                          Phone: 216-377-3813
                                                          Email: pdifranco@rlba.com

Zoning Permits required by the City Zoning Code are administred by the City Building Department.

Building Permits required by the Ohio Building Code and Residential Code of Ohio are administered by the Lake County Building Department, for structural, HVAC and Electrical (effective 10/10/17)  As of 1/1/20, the Lake County Building Department will be processing Plumbing permits.  The Lake County General Health District will continue handling Septic.  Applicable Zoning Permits from the City may be required prior to issuance of a Building Permit from Lake County.

The Lake County Building Department has moved to a new location effective Monday, February 3, 2020:
105 Main Street, Building B, Second Floor, Painesville (Old Nolan Building, directly across from Victoria Place)
Parking is in the back of the Nolan Building.  Walk through to take the elevator or stairs that are located off either Main Street entrance.

Lake County Building Department (440) 350-2636

Chapter 1373 of the Willoughby Hills codified ordinances requires all contractors doing business in the city to be registered with the city, even if they are already registered with the county or other agency.  Any person, firm or corporation other than the homeowner who performs or authorizes the performance of any work in the City without first obtaining a certificate of registration and the appropriate permits, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Click here for Permit and Contractor Information to help protect our residents.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)                                                                                          
1.  Point of Sale Inspections - The City does not currently require point of sale inspections.

Resources                                                                                                                        ______
1.  Lake County Building Department
2.  Lake County General Health District
3.  Lake County Geographical Information System (GIS) - For property info and maps
4.  Chagrin River Watershed Partners