COVID-19 Building & Housing Department Information – updated 8-3-20 (pdf)

The Building Department

The Department is responsible for the survey and inspection of buildings, and with the enforcement of the building code, and all other codes, laws and ordinances relating to or pertaining to the erection, construction, alteration, repair, removal and safety of buildings, structures, elevators, heating apparatus, gas fittings, house drainage and plumbing steam boilers, electrical wiring, fire escapes and the prevention of smoke.

The City requires that a Building Department Permit be obtained before proceeding with any construction, alteration, addition or demolition of any building or accessory structure. The Building Department issues permits and arranges to inspect work and materials to ensure that all activity conforms to the Ordinances of the City of University Heights. Before allowing contractors to begin work, homeowners should check with the Building Department to verify that permits and contractor registration have been obtained. Contractors must register with the City before they perform any work which requires a permit.  The registration program establishes minimum standards for contractors. All Building Department Permits are available at the City’s Building Department (3962 Silsby Road).  For permit fee information, click here. Fees are payable by cash or check. Also, we now take credit/debit cards, but only in person.



Building Commissioner

P: (216) 932-7800, extension 226
F: (216) 932-5239

Contact Us

2300 Warrensville Center Road
University Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: (216) 932-7800
Staff Directory


June 19th – October 30th, 2020
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 am – Noon


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