Department Overview

The Building/Planning/Architectural Board of Review Department is responsible for reviewing all submissions to the City regarding Planning and Zoning and approval of all construction documents prior to a building and/or project commencing. We also schedule all permit inspections, perform plan reviews and answer any questions related to the aforementioned.

Please note: The Building Department only accepts cash or check made payable to "City of Beachwood" (credit cards are not accepted).

The Building Department's primary functions are:

  • Review and approval of all residential and commercial plans for new construction or alterations/additions to existing structures.
  • Issuance of permits for building, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, garage sale, etc.
  • Inspection by state certified building, HVAC, plumbing and electrical inspectors.
  • Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for new construction, major renovations or changes of use and names.
  • Provide lists of contractors (general, electric, HVAC and plumbing) who are registered with the City.

Need to find a reliable contractor?

Follow these helpful TIPS provided by the Building Department.

Need assistance with home repairs?

The Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Loan Program is designed to assist low-and-moderate income homeowners with the repair and/or replacement of the following four major housing components: roof, electrical, furnace and plumbing, including sanitary sewer connections.

Click here for more information and online application with the Cuyahoga County Department of Development. 

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