Building Department

During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

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 Building Department is also certified by the Ohio Board of Building Standards.

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

New projects, alterations, and rental properties require permits and inspections. All Contractors must be registered with the Building Department.

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 contractors to be registered, a roofing permit to be pulled, and inspections.

Hours: Contact Us:
M – 9:00am to 3:00pm Phone: (440) 949-5767
T – 9:00am to 3:00pm Fax: (440) 949-7179
W – 9:00am to 3:00pm Email: [email protected]
TH – 9:00am to 3:00pm
F – 9:00am to 3:00pm


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