City of Avon Lake Building Department

750 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Phone: 440.930.4102
Fax: 440.930. 4111

The Avon Lake Building Department issues permits for all construction of buildings and structures, and performs the required inspections required by each permit. Additionally, the Building Department registers contractors who are working in our City.

The Building Department will answer all questions related to building projects and building construction issues by homeowners, architects, engineers, building owners, tenants and project managers. We enforce the Ohio Building Code and enforce the Residential Code of Ohio. (These codes include the enforcement of the National Electric Code, the Ohio Mechanical Code and the Ohio Plumbing Codes.)

The Building Department also performs plan reviews of all building projects as needed and performs inspections on all buildings and structures.

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