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Building/Electrical Dept |

Building/Electrical Dept
Building Permit Application
For roofing, siding, doors, windows, gutters, downspouts, demolition, etc.
Commercial Construction Plan Review/Permit Application
Contractor's Registration Application
Please read instructions carefully.
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
For new fence or replacement fence
Foundation Repair/Replacement or Waterproofing Permit Application
Foundation Repair/Waterproofing
H.V.A.C. Permit Application
Meter Inspection Application
Ohio Edison requires the City of Lorain to do an Electrical Meter Inspection on properties that have been vacant for a year or longer.
Permit fee schedule
Plumbing Permit Application
Point of Sale Application
Effective January 1, 2014 Ordinance 173-13 establishing new Chapter 1539 "Certificate of Inspection" of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Lorain. Prior to transfer of real estate a "Point of Sale" inspection must be performed and approved.
Point of Sale Notarized Statement of Assumption of Housing Violations Application
Effective January 1, 2014, The City of Lorain enacted Ordinance No. 173-13 in connection with the Point of Sale Program. This special notice is for buyers, sellers and/or agents desirous in transferring properties immediately upon the said inspection. Should a property require immediate transfer - prior to the allowable ninety (90) day repair period (Section 1539.02 (c)) - please notify the Department of Building, Housing & Planning in order for an escrow-related inspection to be scheduled. All escrow-related inspection cost estimates shall be provided by the City to the applicant within five (5) working days from request. A Certificate of Inspection will be issued once the escrow process has been followed and a Notarized Statement of Assumption of Housing Violations form has been submitted to the City of Lorain.
Point of Sale Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2014 Ordinance 173-13 establishing new Chapter 1539 "Certificate of Inspection" of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Lorain. Prior to transfer of real estate a "Point of Sale" inspection must be performed and approved.

Rental Inspection Application
For Rental owners who require a Certificate of Occupancy (1 & 2 unit)
Residential Accessory & Additions Application
Applies to residential add on of all accessory structures such as sheds, decks, porches, awnings, pergolas, etc.
Plot plan and construction drawings may apply.
Sign Permit Application
Sign proposals must first be approved by the City of Lorain Design Review Board.

The Sign permit application is then submitted to the Building Dept. for processing and fees are determined. Upon payment of fees the permit is then issued.

Swimming Pool Application
Use this form for any in-ground or above-ground swiming, wading or other pool containing over one and one-half feet of water depth and having a surface area of 200 square feet or more.

Swimming pool must be fenced in, please refer to fence permit.