Permits, 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.

As passed by Lorain City Council on December 19th, 2018:
As of January 2nd 2019 - add $5.00 [TECHNOLOGY FEE] to final permit cost.

Housing & Planning Division Forms & Applications

For Zoning Map Instructions Click Here.