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To Schedule an inspection,
Please call 440-526-2630


M – F  8:30 to 4:30


Scott Packard
Chief Building Official
State Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing
Inspector, Residential Building Official, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Plans
Examiner and Residential Plumbing Inspector.

Steve Synek
State Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Electrical Plans Examiner, Residential Building Official. Board of Zoning Appeals Coordinator.

Marie Cuccia
State Certified Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, and Residential Building Official.

Jeanne Magistro
Building Department Office Staff. Planning Commission Coordinator’s Secretary

Gina Zdanowicz
Building Department Office Staff. Board of Zoning Appeals Secretary

John Chyla
Property Maintenance Inspector

Eric Hall
Planning Commission Coordinator

Building Department

All Permit Guides & Requirements are located on the
Residential page resources box

Building codes and ordinances set minimum safety standards for all aspects of building construction - structural, fire, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Codes impact architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, plumbers, electricians, manufacturers, distributors of building materials and the occupant of the building. Inspections at various stages verify that the structure complies with the established code. Before you can move into a new home, office or factory, a minimum of 10 inspections have been conducted.

For do-it-yourselfers, we recommend calling the Brecksville Building Department, (440) 526-2630 before beginning any building project for information about what type of permits and inspections may be required.

A system of fees, such as building permits, defray the cost of administrating and enforcing building codes. Generally, the fees are less than 1% of the overall cost of the building project. That is a small price to pay for safety. Building codes provide safeguards. Although no code can eliminate all risk, our codes and inspection process reduce risk.

Planning Commission

    Sign applications can be found under Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals


2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

2013 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO)
2017 Ohio Plumbing Code(OPC)
2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)

2017 Ohio Building Code (OBC)
2017 Ohio Mechanical Code (OMC)
2017 Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC)
2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Building Permits

Permits are Required
Even small jobs require a permit such as replacement of a roof, the installation of a swimming pool, the construction of storage sheds and decks, replacement of hot water tanks or windows. The City's Building Inspector will conduct an inspection to ensure proper installation. Contact the Building Department at least 2 weeks prior to the anticipated construction of any structure for requirements and procedures.

10 Day Permit Wait Period
Certain permits such as additions, sunrooms, decks, pools, hot tubs, fences, sheds, garages, landscape features, and retaining walls require a 10 day waiting period prior to the issuance of a permit and work can start. The permit application sign must be posted on the property, within 25 feet of the street for 10 days