Any changes, to structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems requires building permit.
Any work that does not involve electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or structural elements and work is less than 100 square feet.
Any structure in the village that is 50 years old or older is considered historic.
Windows that are a mere replacement matching existing style and do not require any changes to the rough openings do not require Architectural Review Board 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 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 calendar year to calendar year.
General contractors, includes general building contractors, landscapers, doing hard scape work, fence contractors, sign & awning contractors, asphalt contractors masonry contractor, both bricks & 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 a list of registered contractors.
Hours of work are from 7:00AM to 7:00PM Monday-thru Saturday.
Yes, but only fences that are not considered a privacy fence. Regardless a permit is required. Contact the building& zoning department for further information.
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.
No, chickens are not permitted, falls under “PERMITTED USES”. There is nothing in the “allowed uses” that would permit it as an agricultural use.
I would like to build a detached garage what is the minimum & maximum dimensions of a detached garage and what is the maximum square footage?
Minimum dimensions are 19’x 21’ = 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’) from grade. Contact the building and zoning department for permit information.
I am thinking of having a garage sale do I need a permit? And how many garages sales can I have in a year?
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 9AM 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.