Forms, Publications, & Maps

All forms are available in PDF format unless otherwise denoted at the form listing. Most computers should be able to automatically open the documents, which are provided in PDF format. If you have trouble viewing a PDF, you may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these PDF documents.

Please return completed forms by email to or in person to the Department of Building, Housing and Planning.

For Zoning Map Instructions Click Here.

*NOTICE: Per Lorain City Council, As of August 15th, 2018 - add $1.00 [TECHNOLOGY FEE] to final permit cost.