Inspection Process

Inspections are a part of the permit process. All work for which a permit is required must be inspected to ensure it meets code. Electrical, plumbing and heating work must be inspected prior to enclosure in walls, floors or ceilings. It is also a good idea to have the final inspection made before final payment to a contractor. The homeowner or the contractor can set up the appointment for inspection by calling the Building Department at 216-291-4900, press option number 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 pm.

All construction debris must be removed from the premises and taken to an appropriate landfill. The City's Public Works Department will not pick up construction debris. This should be a part of your contract. If doing your own work, check the Yellow Pages under "landfills" or "rubbish and garbage removal" and make appropriate arrangements for disposal or debris.

Business Occupancy

Premises are inspected when occupancy changes. Call the Division of Building at 216-291-4900 for a business occupancy permit. After application, contact the Division of Inspectional Services at 216-291-5900, press Option Number 1 for a Business Maintenance inspection.