Building Department

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Sheffield Lake and enhancing the quality of life through the enforcement of city ordinances is the main priority for The Building Department. We work hard to ensure the buildings and properties in our community are safe, sturdy and meet the standards our residents deserve. The Department is also certified by the Ohio Board of Building Standards.

The Building Department offers a Point of Sale (POS) inspection for all transferred properties. As part of the POS inspection, sidewalks must be installed and/or in good condition. If sidewalks are needed, money is to be escrowed with the City of Sheffield Lake.

All new or altered projects and rental properties require permits and inspections. All Contractors must be registered with the Building Department. For additional questions, please contact Building Department at (440) 949-5767 or by fax (440) 949-7179.

Backflow Inspection Reports must be filed annually, signed by a registered, licensed backflow Inspector and filed with the Sheffield Lake Water Department. For information, please call Tom Erwin, Sheffield Lake Water Department at (440) 949-6259.

Notice to Roofers: The City of Sheffield Lake requires contractor registration, roofing permit and inspection