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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.