Building & Housing


The goal of the Building Department is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through the interpretation and enforcement of Garfield Heights building codes, zoning codes, and other applicable regulations governing construction and land uses.


The Building Department:

  • Issues permits (building/mechanical/electrical/plumbing)
  • Provides plan verification for compliance with the Ohio Building Code, NEC, Residential Code of Ohio for 1, 2, and 3 Family Dwellings, and the Garfield Heights Planning/Zoning Codes
  • Provides registration of contractors
  • Provides supervision of construction activities


The Building Department also inspects properties, which in turn helps to maintain property values, through the enforcement of the Garfield Heights Exterior Maintenance Code, Point-of-Sale Inspection Procedure, and Rental Property Registrations/Inspections.

Submitting Applications

The Civic Center is closed to the public and we are taking applications via dropbox in the rear vestibule or via fax to 216-475-6081, or, (please note emails will be processed within 2 business days).


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Department would prefer credit cards and checks over money at this time. 

Thank you for your understanding!

Cuyahoga County Property Demolition

View the list of homes scheduled for demolition in Garfield Heights. Homes need proper notice to all lien holders before they are eligible to be officially placed on the demolition list.

Grass Complaint Line