Building permits are required when interior or exterior alterations are being made. If you are planning on adding a deck, changing walls, or mechanical systems such as wiring or plumbing, a permit is necessary.
The permit and inspection process is designed to aid residents in the building process. Proper planning and inspection can help assure homeowners, that any work being done meets quality building standards.
The Building Department is now operating as a Certified RESIDENTIAL Department with the State of Ohio.
Please include an additional 1% for the total cost of all residential permits and plan reviews.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Applications for permits, and an explanation of the process may be acquired at Village Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, or For information call 498-4400.
Residential Permits Application
Residential Permits Fees
Sustainable Building Award Program
Orange Village is leading the way to sustainable building, and a better quality of life for all.
Orange Village has recently created a certification program to promote green building in our community.
Orange Village promotes sustainable building and development, to
The Orange Goes Green Certification Program provides guidelines and sets standards for builders.
Also developers who meet the standards will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their efforts.
Read the Certification Program Manual to see how
- Improve energy efficiency
- Improve the quality of life
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Improve storm water quality
- Enhance bio-diversity
- Increase property values
Point of Sale Inspection
If you are planning to sell your house you must first apply for a point of sale inspection.
Application forms are available at the Building Department or click here for a printable pdf form.
Instructions with Fire Department Requirements
Point of Sale Application Form
Read the ordinance
HABITAT RESTORE GROWS FASTER THAN EVER DURING TROUBLED TIMES
Sale of Low Cost Materials Promotes Home Restoration & Repair
The Restore program helps homeowners purchase materials at below retail prices and helps builders and homeowners who donate to save on tip fees, reduce landfill and support Habitat for Humanity programs. It's a win win!
View program details or visit http://www.clevelandhabitat.org/Restore/
Protect Your Home
Homeowners/Renter Insurance for Emergencies & Disasters
Damage caused by rain, hail, lightning and tornado are generally covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy and an auto insurance policy’s “comprehensive” or “other than collision” coverage.
Flood insurance is not included in a typical homeowner’s and renter’s policy. It is made available by the federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at www.floodsmart.gov and is purchased through an insurance agent. People should regularly review their need for flood insurance because there is a 30-day waiting period for coverage to start.
Cuyahoga County Public Safety and Justice Services issued a Homeowners Executive Summary
and an Individual Assistance Fact Sheet
with complete information.