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Auditor's Office
Bicycle License Form

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.
Contractor's Registration Renewal Application

If your registration expiration is over one (1) year... DO NOT USE this form!! (see other application)
Demolition Application
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
For new fence or replacement fence.
Fence must be 1'off property line unless you bring letters from the abutting parcel owners stating their approval.
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 Inspection Checklist/Code Descriptions
List of items inspected for Point of Sale. Please refer to Code Descriptions for details.
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
Ordinance 173-13 & 014-14

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.

Special Inspection/Certificate of Occupancy
For commercial property only.
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.

Courts, Lorain Municipal
Affidavit of Current Balance Due on Garnishment Order
Report of balance due from judgement creditor
Affidavit, Order, and Notice of Garnishment of Property other than Personal Earnings.
Application from Creditor to have Defendant's Property Garnished
Application for Appointment of Trustee
Request completed by a person applying for trusteeship identifying place of employment, dependents and pay dates.
Application for Driving Privilages
Final Report and Answer of Garnishee
Final statement of termination of garnishment
Interim Report and Answer of Garnishee
Update of garnishment and amount(s) paid to date
Motion for Continuance
Request for a case to be continued at a later date.
Motion for Personal Examination of Judgment Debtor
Plaintiffs request for examination of defendant's assets.
Motion of Judgement Creditor for Order of Garnishment of Property other than Earnings.
Creditors filing of intention to garnish assets of defendant other than wages.
Notice to Creditor of Application for Participating in Trusteeship
Creditors filing of intention to garnish assets of defendant other than wages.
Notice to Judgment Debitor of Current Balance Due
Notice of current balance due
Notice to Judgment Debtor and Request for Hearing on Garnishment of property other than personal earnings
Defendant's request for hearing on securing defendant's property for payment of a judgment.
Notice to Judgment Debtor of Garnishment
Notice of intention to garnish earnings
Order and Notice of Garnishment, Garnishee (Section B)
Answer from Garnishee ackowledging Garnishment
Order and Notice of Garnishment, Judgement Creditor (Section A)
Order to Employer to begin garnishment of personal earnings.
Order for Personal Examination of Judgment Debtor, Notice to Appear
Court order to defendant ordering appearance and restraint from transferring personal assets.
Precipe (Other than garnishment)
Plaintiff's request to serve defendant's place of employment with Order of Garnishment.
Precipe, Subpoena and Bailiff's Return
This form is completed by the Plaintiff and used by the bailiff when papers are served to various interested parties.
Request for Hearing of Personal Earnings
Debtor's request for hearing to contest the order of garnishment
Request for Hearing on Current Balance Due
Request Form
General Court Request
Small Claims Complaint
Plaintiff's complaint for Small Claims judgment.
Statement as to Creditors
Listing of Creditors that the Plaintiff selects for Trusteeship.
Surety Bail Bond Agent Registration
Trustee Assignment -Wage
Appoints the Clerk of Courts as Trustee

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

Email DRB application and required documents to bhp@cityoflorain.org

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

Design Review Guidelines

Engineering Department
City of Lorain Flood Guide
City of Lorain Flood Guide
Sewer Builder's Bond

Law Department
Auto/Property Damage Claim Form
CRA Consent Agreement

Mayor's Office
Auction Application
Billiard Parlor Application
Boxing & Wrestling Commission
Gambling - Games of Chance & Schemes of Chance
See Chapter 517 of the Lorain Codified Ordinances
See Chapter 2915 of the Ohio Revised Code for Gambling Guidelines
Definition of Game of Chance (see O.R.C. Chapter 2915.01)
Going-Out-of-Business Sale Application
Mechanical Device Application
Secondhand Dealers Application
Solicitor Application
Taxi & Limo Driver Application
Temporary Stores Application
Volunteer Lorain Sign-up Form

Parks & Recreation
Youth Football

Parks & Recreation – Parks & Athletic Field Use Policy
Parks & Athletic Field Use Policy

Safety/Service
Application for Public Gathering
Parade
Procession
Public Meeting
Marathon
Block Party
Other Public Gathering
Application for Seasonal Employment
Carnivals, Circuses & Festivals Applications
City of Lorain Employee Manual - October 2012
CRA Application for 2014
The City of Lorain’s Department of Public Safety/Service will serve as the responsible department for the processing of Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) applications within the five (5) CRA Zones located throughout the City.

CRA applications will only be accepted during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., the first week of each calendar month.

Garage Sale Permit Application
Street Vendors/Peddlers License

Street Department
Derek's Form
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dEFUQjBnWjBEVG9rR0hSVjg2WkdfdkE6MQ
Tree Removal Request

Treasurer/Income Tax
2010 City Income Tax Return Form - Instructions for Completion
Resident Business (Lorain) Registration Form
City of Lorain Application for Income Tax Refund
EFW-2 Layout Instructions
Income Tax - Schedule X
Non-Resident Business Registration Form

Treasurer/Income Tax – Business Tax Returns
2013 City Income Tax Return Form - Business
Schedule C, E, H and Y
2010 City Income Tax Return Form - Business
2011 City Income Tax Return Form - Business
2012 City Income Tax Return Form - Business

Treasurer/Income Tax – Individual Tax Returns
2013 City Income Tax Return - Individual - Calculating Form
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2013 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2013 City Income Tax Return Form - Instructions for Completion
2007 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2008 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2009 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2010 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2011 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
2012 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual

Treasurer/Income Tax – Tax Forms
City of Lorain Ordinance No 120-13 - Transient Lodging Tax
City of Lorain Quarterly Estimate Tax Form Q1
Instructions - Transient Lodging Tax
Transient Lodging Tax Form

Treasurer/Income Tax – Withholding
City of Lorain Courtesy Withholding Tax Form
Employer Withholding - Reconciliation Statement - Form MW-3
Employer Withholding - Quarterly - Form MW1
Please change tax year if necessary
Employer Withholding - Monthly - Form MW-1
Please change tax year if necessary

Utilities Department
Auto Bill Payment Form
Auto Bill Payment Form
City of Lorain Flood Guide
City of Lorain Flood Guide
Consumer Confidence Report
2013 City of Lorain Utilities Department
Consumer Confidence Report
Golden Age and Disability Discount Application for Water & Sewer bills
Use this form to apply for water and sewer discount if you are age 65 or older or have a total disability and meet the financial guidelines.
Temporary Termination of Trash Collection
In order to temporarily discontinue the billing for trash collection, a Request for Temporary Termination of Trash Collection form must be completed. The form requires a date certain for service shut- off and service reinstatement.

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2012 City Income Tax Return Form - Business
2012 City Income Tax Return Form - Individual
City of Lorain Application for Income Tax Refund
City of Lorain Courtesy Withholding Tax Form
Non-Resident Business Registration Form