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|Building/Electrical Dept | Building/Electrical Dept – Point of Sale Inspections effective 1/1/2014|
|Commercial Construction Plan Review/Permit|
|Contractor's Registration Application (New Applicant)|
|Contractor's Registration Renewal Packet|
|Contractor's Registration State License Applicant|
|Electrical Permit Application|
|Electrical Sign Permit|
|Foundation Repair, Replacement or Waterproofing Application|
|Meter Inspection Form
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|
|Rental Application for Certificate of Occupancy (1 & 2 unit)|
|Residential Accessory & Additions Application|
|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.
|Building/Electrical Dept – Point of Sale Inspections effective 1/1/2014|
|Notarized Statement of Assumption of Housing Violations
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 Inspections
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.