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Building/Electrical Dept | Building/Electrical Dept – Point of Sale Inspections effective 1/1/2014

Building/Electrical Dept
Building Permit
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
Fence Permit
Foundation Repair, Replacement or Waterproofing Application
H.V.A.C. Permit
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
Plumbing Permit
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.