Division of Building

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS:

All commercial applications and commercial drawings submitted on or after March 1, 2024, will be reviewed under the new Ohio Board of Building Standards adopted codes, as listed, and any standards referenced in these codes:

  • 2024 Ohio Building Code
  • 2024 Ohio Existing Building Code
  • 2024 Ohio Mechanical Code
  • 2024 Ohio Plumbing Code

These codes can be found on-line at: https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes/ohio

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS:

All residential applications and residential drawings submitted on or after March 1, 2024, will be reviewed under the 2019 Residential Code of Ohio with the new adopted amendments, as listed, and any standards referenced in these codes:

  • 2019 Residential Code of Ohio, with adopted amendments, March 1, 2024

These amendments can be found on-line at:

https://com.ohio.gov/static/documents/AG101%20Notice%20package.pdf

 

Applications can always be made at City Hall; however, we prefer electronic PDF submittals.  We no longer accept paper sets for commercial projects.  If you decide to make an online application, the following procedures apply:

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS:

An online application can be made as follows:

  • Complete the appropriate application form as required by your anticipated work. Fillable pdf format forms are available for download at https://www.north-olmsted.com/building-division/forms-and-permits/permit-applications/. This form can be completed and saved. Areas that require a signature may be completed by typing in the name of the appropriate person, with their permission. Questions regarding the correct application form or completion of the form can be addressed to Renee Meinke (440) 716-4132 or Lynda Hudson (440) 716-4153.
  • The completed application form, along with any required drawings, should be e-mailed to: [email protected]. Drawings need to be in pdf format and file size cannot exceed 30 MB.

The Division of Building is responsible for the enforcement of the various building codes and ordinances relating to the construction, alteration, repair, or addition to, and demolition of structures; registration and licensing of contractors; registration and licensing of apartment buildings and one, two, and three family rental properties; as well as inspection of exterior structures and related grounds for the purposes of enforcing property maintenance codes.

Mission Statement

The Building Division seeks to use experience and knowledge gained to render consistent, fair, effective enforcement of the building and zoning codes while maintaining a positive, courteous, helpful and professional demeanor in order to provide the residents and visitors of the City of North Olmsted with relatively safe, hazard free, structurally sound buildings and properties for their use and enjoyment.

Currently, the following code enforcement requirements are effective:

  • Commercial Building Code: 2017 Ohio Building Code (IBC 2015)
  • Residential Building Code: 2019 Residential Code of Ohio (IRC 2018) (Read RCO Update Bulletin)
  • Mechanical Code: 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code (IMC 2015)
  • Electrical Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-17)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-17)
  • Energy Conservation Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-18), OHBA for new homes, and other alternatives.
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-12) or ASHRAE 90.1-2010
  • Plumbing Code: 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code (IPC 2015)
  • Fire Alarm Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
  • Accessibility: Standards for Accessible Design (ICC A117.1-09 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities)
  • Fire Code: 2017 Ohio Fire Code (IFC 15)
  • Sprinklers:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
  • Fuel Gas Code:
    • Residential Construction, including One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-18)
    • Construction other than One, Two and Three Family and Accessory Structures: 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-15)
  • Ohio adopted amendments to any of the above
  • Property Maintenance Code: North Olmsted Codified Ordinances, Chapters 1363 and 1364
  • Residential Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs: 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC-2018)
  • Publications listed in parentheses refer to the model code that is the basis of the Ohio Adopted Code.


Ohio Building Code, Residential Code of Ohio, and related codes are available on the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards website:

https://com.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/com/divisions-and-programs/industrial-compliance/boards/board-of-building-standards/building-codes-and-interpretations/a-rule-adoption-announcements

Residential Code Commentary

CITY of NORTH OLMSTED
5200 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

City Hall Hours | Weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

(440) 777-8000

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