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Norwood Building Department

It is the mission of the City of Norwood Building Department to provide its diverse customer base with respect, while providing timely and knowledgeable service, and to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of Norwood’s citizens is preserved by verifying that all commercial and residential construction complies with the State of Ohio building codes.

Along with the above duties, the department is responsible for inspecting all residential and commercial properties and structures for compliance with the Norwood Housing and Property Code, so that existing properties are maintained to standards that not only assure the health, safety and welfare of citizens, but also encourage positive real estate property values.     

NOTE: ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT, BROUGHT IN TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, APPROVED, PAID FOR, AND ISSUED PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK ON YOUR BUILDING OR ZONING PROJECT. BUILDING PERMITS ARE TO BE DISPLAYED DURING THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT UP UNTIL THE FINAL INSPECTION IS COMPLETED.   
                                         

Event Packet Application

Looking to host an event within city limits? Please follow the link below to view and fill out our event packet.

Event Packet Application

Guide to Building and Zoning Applications

Looking for guidance on what form(s) you will need for Building and Zoning Applications? Please follow the link below to view our guidance document. 

Building Department Guide 

Building Permit Fees

In order to view the fees breakdown for building and zoning permit applications, please view the building fees document.

Building Fees Document

Auditor Bond Form

The Auditor Bond form is needed when applying for a cement contractor license. Please ensure that you get the original document stamped by your Insurance Company and then bring it into the Auditor's Office. Then, you will bring the license to the Building Department to register and apply for a permit.

Auditor Bond Form

Construction and Alteration Building Permit

This is the general building permit that must be applied for before performing commercial and residential construction and alterations.

Construction and Alteration Building Permit Application

New Builds and Accessory Structure Building Permit

These are the permits that must be applied for before you begin work on a new build or an accessory structure (such as decks, garages, sheds and pools). Three sets of plans are required, including a site plan.


New Builds and Accessory Structure Building Permit Application

HVAC Permit 

HVAC work that requires a permit application includes ductwork, furnaces, and air conditioning. It requires a site plan and A/C Units are not permitted beyond the house toward the street.                 

HVAC Permit Application

Roofing Permit

If you are looking to have roof work done, the roof permit application must be completed.

Roof Permit Application

Driveway Permit

Contractors must be bonded first for Norwood to work in the city right of way (see link). After the contractor is bonded and received their license, you will bring the license to the Building Department to register and apply for a permit.

Driveway Permit Application

City Right of Way Specifications

To learn more about the city right of way specifications, please see the guide below.

City Right of Way Specifications Guide

Fence Permit

Fences are not permitted beyond your house toward any street. The following fence permit application must be filled out.

Fence Permit Application

Change of Use Permit

Change of Use is classified by the State of Ohio. If you are planning a change of use for your property, the following permit application must be filled out.

Change of Use Permit Application

Change of Occupancy Permit

If you are planning a change of occupancy on your property, the following permit application must be filled out.

Change of Occupancy Permit Application

Signage Permit

If you are planning to add signage to your property, the following permit application must be filled out.

For more information on the Norwood sign code, please (see link).

Signage Permit Application

Dumpster Permit

If you need to place a dumpster on the street or in the city right of way, the following permit application must be filled out.

Dumpster Permit Application

Demolition Permit

If you are planning a demolition on your property, the following permit application must be filled out.

Demolition Permit Application

Board of Building Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and Planning Commission Application

Looking for an application for the Board of Building Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and Planning Commission? Please fill out the following permit application.

BBA, BZA, PMBA, and Planning Commission Permit Application

Community Reinvestment Area Residential Remodel

Norwood has a Community Reinvestment Area to promote economic and housing development. If your property falls within Community Reinvestment Area, please fill out the following permit application and follow the guidelines that are established within the permit application.

CRA Permit Application and Guidance

Tent/Membrane Permit

If you are looking to construct a temporary event tent or membrane structure that is over 400 square feet with sides or 700 square feet without sides, please fill out the following permit application. 

Tent/Membrane Permit Application