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All exterior sanitary installations and/or repairs are required a permit and inspections through the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works (216) 443-8205.
All domestic water supply laterals are required a permit and inspection through the City of Cleveland Water Department (216) 664-2444.
Upon request for an inspection, the City will perform an inspection to record the progress and scope of work completed.
In case of an emergency, such as a utility outage, significant hardship, or to provide for safe and efficient flow of motor vehicle traffic, the Safety Director may authorize work during prohibited hours.
A building permit is required for a detached garage. Additional permits may be required for other work if performed, such as but not limited to driveway, electric wiring and HVAC .
Detached garages are required to be a minimum of 5 feet from the rear yard lot line, side yard set backs are based on the lot frontage and must comply with Beachwood Codified Ordinance Section 1113.05.
Side yards are required in Single-Family House Districts (See BCO Section 1113.05).
The total garage floor area for any dwelling shall not exceed 1,050 square feet of gross floor area.
Roofs of secondary or appurtenant structures shall be equipped with gutters and downspouts connected to a public storm sewer. Rain barrel installation(s) conforming to Section 1355.09(b) and Section 1375.09(b) may be utilized. However, if the roof area served by a special downspout does not exceed 300 square feet, measured horizontally, and if the drainage does not, in the opinion of the Building Commissioner, cause excessive erosion or water damage or does not create a nuisance on public or private property, this requirement shall be waived.
If electric is installed to a detached garage the installation must comply with the National Electric Code.
1146.04 DRIVEWAYS IN CLASS U-1 DISTRICTS.Excluding the tree lawn, not more than thirty percent (30%) of the required front yard area may be improved with driveways, parking areas, sidewalks, and other hardscape surfaces.
1146.03(c) Landscaping of Residential Lots Required.Growing and/or non-growing landscaping is required on the entire lot, except for such portions as are occupied by the house, garage, driveway or other permitted improvements. Council hereby finds and determines that the required landscaping is necessary for the public peace, health, safety and welfare, to protect pedestrians, to prevent deterioration of property values and to prevent the wash-down of mud and other debris across sidewalks and into catch basins. Not more than fifteen percent (I5%) of the total lot area, exclusive of those areas occupied by the buildings, shall consist of hardscape, parking areas, and driveways.
See Beachwood Codified Ordinance Chapter 1154.05: (a) Roof Mounted Solar Arrays in Residential U-1, U-2, U-2A, and U-3 Districts. Roof mounted Solar Arrays shall be permitted in U-I, U-2, U-2A, and U-3 Districts provided that Solar Panels do not extend more than thirty-six (36) inches above either the plane of the roof or the ridge line of the dwelling and that all accessory components are located within the building or behind the principal building and within the side and rear building setback lines.
The maximum height of a play structure is 15’.
Roofs of secondary or appurtenant structures shall be equipped with gutters and downspouts connected to a public storm sewer. Rain barrel installation(s) conforming to Section 1355.09(b) and Section 1375.09(b) may be utilized. However, if the roof area served by a special downspout does not exceed 300 square feet, measured horizontally, and if the drainage does not, in the opinion of the Building Commissioner, cause excessive erosion or water damage or does not create a nuisance on public or private property, this requirement shall be waived. See Beachwood Codified Ordinance Chapter 1355.13.
Such sketch shall show that: (a) Such unit is located at the side or rear of the residence; (b) Such unit is placed on such sublot no closer than seven (7) feet from either sublot side line or ten (10) feet from the rear line; (c) Such unit is situated so as to exhaust into the interior of such sublot; and (d) Such unit is screened from view from the public right of way by means of a landscape buffer.
If you have any additional questions regarding hydrant flushing, please contact Beachwood Fire Department Administration at 216-292-1965. Click link for current dates. Hydrant Flushing Dates
All complaints are investigated. You do NOT have to leave your name to file a complaint.
Should you have a neighbor that has a dog that is in violation of any of the above, contact the Beachwood Police Department at 216-464-1234.
Beachwood City Ordinance #660.21 states that no person shall:• Place rubbish for collection prior to 6:00PM. of the evening preceding the day scheduled by the Service Director for rubbish collection or after 7:30AM. the day of your rubbish collection.• Allow empty containers or other uncollected rubbish items to remain at the place of collection after 9AM. of the day following the day scheduled by the Service Director.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02. When the Service Department is closed on holidays, except on Thanksgiving, rubbish will be delayed one day after the respective holiday that week only. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday’s collection will be Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection Wednesday, and so on. Thanksgiving Day’s collection will be picked up on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
The Service Department recognizes the following holidays: New Year’s Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day President’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Day After Thanksgiving Christmas Day
WHAT CONTAINERS CAN BE USED?The City encourages the use of the City provided industrial 96 gallon cart.
HOW DO I USE MY CART?• Lift lid to place bagged rubbish inside cart.• Keep lid shut to prevent animals and precipitation from getting in and rubbish odors from getting out.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF RUBBISH?• Cart can hold 200 pounds.• Do not overload your cart.
WHERE SHOULD I STORE MY CART AT HOME?• Rubbish carts cannot be stored in front of your setback lines (in front of your house).
HOW SHOULD MY CART BE PLACED AT THE CURB?• Carts should be placed on your tree lawn within five (5) feet of curb or street.• Handles should face away from the street with the arrow on the lid pointing to the street.• Keep your cart at least three (3) feet away from any stationary objects such as mailboxes, fire hydrants or utility poles.
WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY CART?• No. One 96-gallon cart will be delivered free of charge to each household where the City provides rubbish removal.• Your cart is numbered and registered to your address.• The cart provided by the City belongs to the address where it is registered.• It is the homeowner’s responsibility to replace lost or stolen carts.
WHAT IF I NEED MORE THAN ONE CART?• You may purchase additional carts by calling the Public Service Department at 292-1922.
WHAT IF I HAVE RUBBISH THAT WILL NOT FIT IN THE CART OR NEED A SPECIAL PICK UP• Any extra rubbish may be placed next to the cart for pick up.• For large items, please contact the Service Department to request a special pick up.
WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO USE THE CART?• You may use plastic bags or your own containers and return the cart.
IN ADDITION TO MY WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH, WHAT OTHER TYPE OF RUBBISH IS COLLECTED?• Logs – maximum length 3’, maximum weight, 35 lbs.• Brush – no longer than 6’ long• Tree trimmings and Christmas trees• Grass clippings bagged, maximum weight, 35 lbs.• Yard maintenance and spring yard clean up, bagged• Leaves, bagged. (A leaf machine is used for leaves only during the fall months) Place leaves on your tree lawn, not in the street• Appliances and other large items (See the below)
These large items are collected on your regular rubbish day with your regular rubbish: Prior to placing these items on your tree lawn, you must notify the Service Department at (216) 292-1922- Swings, jungle gyms, and playground equipment (disassembled)- Refrigerators and freezers (doors removed)- Washers, dryers, stoves, hot water tanks- Garage doors, furniture- Windows, large mirrors, glass tabletops, or any other item with a large amount of glass. If the glass is broken, it then MUST be properly contained in a box or rubbish container. This is for safety purposes.
• Hypodermic needles and lancets – MUST BE DISPOSED with your regular rubbish (not with recyclables) SAFELY AND SECURELY. Place these items pointing downward in to a sealed 2-liter pop bottle or laundry detergent bottle.
WHAT ABOUT USED MOTOR OIL, PHONE BOOKS, COMPUTERS AND TIRES?• These items may be brought to the Service Department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, year round. Please do not place them on the curb for removal.
WHAT ABOUT PAINT OR OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS?• Placing paints, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, caustic household cleaners (oven cleaner, drain cleaner, muriatic acid, etc.), gasoline, car batteries, Mercury, or any other hazardous material for curbside removal is strictly prohibited. Hazardous household wastes require a special disposal site, and cannot be placed in with regular garbage. Periodically a “Household Hazardous Material Round-Up” is conducted by the Public Service Department in order to accommodate such disposals. Please contact the Service Department at (216) 292-1922 for questions on hazardous material, or for information regarding collection dates.
WHAT TYPES OF RUBBISH ARE NOT COLLECTED?• Building materials, contractor’s waste materials or concrete.• Private contractors are responsible for the disposal of all excess and waste debris.
IS DUMPING ALLOWED AT CITY HALL?• Residents may bring rubbish to the Community Center.• No contractors are permitted to dump at City Hall.
RECYCLINGWhile recycling is elective in our City, the program is easy to follow and your participation is encouraged. Beachwood participates in curbside recycling of cans, glass, plastic and paper products. Recyclables are to be placed in the green recycling cart provided by the City. RECYCLABLES WILL ONLY BE PICKED UP IN THE CITY PROVIDED CART. The cart should be placed on your tree lawn on rubbish day, three feet away from the rubbish cart and away from obstructions. Recyclable items are picked up by a separate recycling truck and taken to our recycling facility.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CAN BE RECYCLED: • GLASS: All glass bottles and jars • PLASTIC All plastic bottles and containers with the #1- #7symbols• ALUMINUM CANS• TIN CANS• NEWSPAPERS • JUNK MAIL• MAGAZINES• CARDBOARD• OFFICE PAPER (All items should be co-mingled in the green recycling cart)
* SPECIAL NOTE TO RESIDENTS IN CONDOMINIUMS AND APARTMENTS:
You can participate in Beachwood’s recycling program. Recyclable items should be placed in blue plastic bags and then can be dropped off in the dumpster by the Community Center.
Take time to do your part! Your participation will benefit both our community and our environment.
Thank you for your cooperation. The effectiveness of this program depends on you!
The Service Department recognizes the following official holidays:• New Year's Day• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day• President's Day• Memorial Day• Independence Day• Labor Day• Thanksgiving Day/Day After Thanksgiving Rubbish will be picked up on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving• Christmas Day
THE CITY DOES NOT ACCEPT:Wax Coated Boxes, Motor Oil, Paint, Tires, Automotive Parts, Outside Plastic Furniture Vinyl Siding, Detergent Boxes, Clothes Hangers, Aerosol Cans, Window Glass, Drinking Glasses, Light Bulbs, Metal Cookware, PVC Piping, Pallets, Plastic Toys, Wood, Aluminum Siding .