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Permits are required for any new construction, as well as alterations and additions to existing buildings, including structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, manufactured housing, boiler and elevator work. Some examples of when a permit is required are as follows:
This is not a complete list. If you are uncertain whether a building permit is required, please contact the Building Department.
Approvals shall not be required for the following. Exemption from the requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grantauthorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinancesof this jurisdiction;
If you are uncertain whether a building permit is required, please contact the Building Department.
Utility companies require inspections to turn on services that have been disconnected. A permit is required for us to perform the inspection.
We provide inspections for:
We provide inspections for gas services and gas piping.
Yes, you do need a permit to construct a pool. This may also include blow-up pools that are over 24 inches deep. To review the requirements, follow this link.
Yes, you do need a permit to construct a deck. To review the requirements, follow this link.
Yes, you do need a state license for commercial projects. To understand why, follow this link. The exception would be the general contractor.
Become a registered contractor or renew your registration
Contact the Floodplain Manager at the Building Department or see the Floodplain Management page.
Possibly. Please contact the Floodplain Manager for more information.
The determination of agricultural exemption can only be made by the Zoning Official. If an agricultural exemption is granted, no building permit will be required.
Feel free to ask our inspector to cite the code section that they are referencing or contact our office and speak to the Chief Building Official.
Fee schedules are available to you online to give you an idea of how we determine the fees. You are not responsible for determining your own fees. The Building Official will determine the fees.You do not pay any fee upon the submittal of your application. You will pay when it has been approved and ready for you to pick up.
An architect or engineer is not required on most residential projects. A homeowner or the contractor may design their own project for submittal. Commercial projects are required to have an architect or engineer stamp on all submitted plans for review. There are some exceptions to this rule. Such as change of use and occupancy permits. The Building Official will make this determination.
Residential permits are good for one year. However, work must begin within three months. If you cannot complete your project within the one-year period, you may request an extension for up to six months. Commercial permits are good for one year.
You are required to obtain local land use/zoning approval for any new structure and for work that improves a structure, increases the area or height of a structure or changes the use of a structure. You may contact the Building Department for more information or see the Zoning page.
Contractors must be licensed by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission. They must also be registered and bonded with the county. For more information contact the Building Department or visit the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission website.
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You may advertise in the newspaper with the phrase "will accept section 8". Our families look for those listings. You may also call the Housing Authority Office to have the unit listed on our list of available units.
The unit must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate comparable.
You must screen the prospective tenant carefully to insure you are making a good selection. When one of our families contacts you, we can only certify to their income eligibility for the program. We cannot provide a reference as to their expected behavior as tenants. You may use any or all of the following screening procedures:
We encourage all of the above screening methods as long as you do not discriminate. Discrimination includes any tenant selection based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, country of birth, handicap or familial status makes it illegal, in most circumstances, to refuse to allow children to live in a residential unit. To do so would be a direct violation of the Fair Housing Laws.
When you have selected a tenant, they will have a "Request for Tenancy Approval" form for you to complete. When the tenant submits the form to our office, a housing representative will contact you to schedule an inspection.
The unit will be inspected to insure that it meets HUD Housing Quality Standards. If applicable, you may be mailed a letter of the inspection repair list.
After the unit passes inspection and the rent has been approved, the landlord and tenant enter into a lease for an initial term of one year. The Housing Authority and the landlord sign a Housing Assistance Payments Contract through which the rent is assisted on behalf of the tenant.
Yes. The deposit usually equals one month's rent. The Housing Authority prohibits security deposits in excess of private practice, or in excess of amounts charged by the owner to unassisted tenants.
After one year, the lease is renewed on a month-to-month basis. The tenant may vacate with a written 30-day notice after the term of the lease expires. If the tenant remains in the unit, the tenant is recertified for eligibility, and the unit is inspected for Housing Quality Standards annually, at which time the landlord may request a rent increase which must be approved by the Housing Authority. This request must be submitted in writing to the Housing Authority and tenant thirty days prior to renewal.
The Housing Authority offers a Direct Deposit program for landlords. The only requirement is to have either a checking or savings account.
The advantages are:
A confirmation letter will have the same detailed information you would receive with a check for your bookkeeping. You will have access to this information directly online.
Approvals shall not be required for the following. Exemption from the requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction;
When you receive your zoning permit, you will need to provide a copy to the Building and Health Departments. The Building Department will assist the zoning inspector in determining compliance with set back requirements and building heights.