Building Department

Building Inspector


Housing & Zoning Inspector
Tom Shields


Building Administrator
Mary Fisco





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.

Effective Immediately
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.


Contractor Application
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. details


Orange Village has recently created a certification program to promote green building in our community.

Orange Village promotes sustainable building and development, to

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Improve storm water quality
  • Enhance bio-diversity
  • Increase property values
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



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.


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.


Heritage Home Program


The Heritage Home Program is available to owners of Orange Village homes that are 50 years and older.    

Click here to learn about the FREE services and low interest loans.


Specialists working for the Program answer home maintenance and rehab questions and provide an impartial opinion – one that doesn’t include trying to sell a product or service. This advice is absolutely FREE. This component of the Heritage Home Program is what sets it apart from other programs of its kind. Now any homeowner wishing to do work on their older home can have the help and answers they need in order to get the project done properly.  We urge you to take advantage of the following FREE services:
  • Site visits to answer home repair, improvement and maintenance questions.
  • Advice about increasing energy efficiency.
  • Contractor Resources
  • Evaluation of contractor bids and estimates.
Qualified homeowners also have the option of obtaining a low-interest, fixed-rate Heritage Home Program loan, with rates as low as 2.0% for up to 10 years!  There are no maximum income restrictions.  The owner just needs to have good credit and sufficient equity in the home to support the loan.  There are no points involved with the Heritage Home Program loan and the interest is tax deductible!  Eligible Projects include:
  • Exterior and interior painting
  • Kitchen and bath improvements
  • Compatible additions
  • Roof repair and replacement
  • Basement waterproofing
  • Window repair
  • Masonry repair
  • Insulation
  • HVAC upgrades
  • And much, much more!

The Heritage Home Program loan is available for owners of residential properties of three units or less, regardless of whether the owner resides at the property. Homeowners receive custom construction specifications for exterior projects and Heritage Home Program staff is available from project start to finish!  Learn more or get started by contacting the Heritage Program.

Call                         216-426-3116
Email                  hhp@heritagehomeprogram.org
Website               www.heritagehomeprogram.org
Miscellaneous Permit Application

Accessory Building Procedures

Addition Application

Addition Procedures

Architect Sealing Procedures

Commercial Permit Application

Contractor Registration Procedures

Contractor Registration Application

Deck Procedures

Demolition Procedures

Driveways & Apron Procedures

Electrical Permit Procedures

Electrical Permit Applicaiton

Fence Procedures

Fire Department Plans Review

Fireplace Factory Built

Furnace & Air Conditioning

Interior Alterations Remodel Procedures

New Dwelling Specifics

Procedures To Obtain A Variance

Roof Permit Procedures

Septic Tank Procedures

Sign Permit Application

Sign Procedures

Swimming Pools Commercial

[ Permits & Procedures ]




ORANGE VILLAGE 4600 Lander Rd. Orange Village, Ohio 44022 440-498-4400