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A minor building permit is for any work involving repairs, alterations and additions. Including but not limited to porches, decks, sheds, water control, interior remodeling, etc.
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The Village of Chagrin Falls does NOT issue commercial permits. To obtain a commercial permit, contact the State of Ohio Department of Industrial Compliance.
Exterior changes to commercial buildings, including but not limited to material, style, design, etc. require approval contact the Building Department for more information.
Any changes, to structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems requires a building permit.
The Village of Chagrin Falls is solely located in Cuyahoga County. Check the Cuyahoga County Auditors site to verify property municipality.
Any structure in the village that is 50 years old or older is considered historic.
Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approval is required when window modifications invlolve changes in, material, style, design, size.
Windows that are a mere replacement matching existing material, style, design and size, do not require ABR approval. A minor building permit is still required, and the contractor has to be registered.
Registering contractors actually helps to protect you the property owner. It also assures that contractor carries the proper liability insurance.
You may call the building department at 440-247-5050 or you may ask the contractor to show you proof that they are registered with Chagrin Falls. Every registered contractor is given a registration certificate. Registration runs from calendar year to calendar year.
General contractors, includes general building contractors, landscapers, doing hard scape work, fence contractors, sign and awning contractors, asphalt contractors masonry contractor, both bricks and motor, and flat work, excavators, waterproofing contractors, electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractor.
No, being a public entity we can’t recommend a contractor, but we would be happy to furnish you with a list of registered contractors.
Hours of work are from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday.
Yes, but only fences that are not considered a privacy fence. Regardless a permit is required. Contact the Building and Zoning Department for further information at 440-247-5050.
No, there are no permits required for residential roofing, a permit would be required if there were changes to the structural elements of the roof.
No, all vehicles that are being advertised for sale must be kept in a driveway. There is no overnight parking of vehicles in any yard vehicles must be parked in a driveway.
Chickens are allowed in R1-100 zoned areas only. Call the Village for further details.
The minimum dimensions are 19 feet by 21 feet, which equals 399 square feet. The maximum square footage is 700 square feet.
Yes, but you cannot exceed the total combined square footage of (700) square feet which includes the square footage of the detached garage and the proposed shed. Sheds cannot be permanently attached to the ground, must be located only in rear yard, cannot be less than (3) feet from lot lines, max height is (15 feet) from grade. Contact the building and zoning department for permit information.
Yes, a permit is required, it is a Garage Sale Permit VCFCO 721, issued by the Police Department. You are allowed (1) garage sale per year, hours of operation 9 am to 9 pm, (1) sign per sale not exceeding (3) square feet and not to be placed on tree lawns or public property.
If the patio is at grade level where there are no changes to grade or existing grades, or drainage, and not less than 3 feet from property line there is no permit required.