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Economic & Community Development

Economic & Community Development
Design Review Board Application (DRB)
Please see DRB guidelines for more information.

Email DRB application and required documents to

Following DRB approval, you must coordinate with the Building Department for necessary permits prior to start of proposed project.

Design Review Guidelines
Fair Housing Complaint Form
City of Lorain Fair Housing Complaint Form.
Historic Preservation District
City of Lorain Historic Preservation District Map.