The Building Department seeks to use experience and knowledge gained to render consistent, fair, effective enforcement of the building and zoning codes while maintaining a positive, courteous, helpful and professional demeanor in order to provide the residents and visitors of the City of Berea with relatively safe, hazard free, structurally sound buildings and properties for their use and enjoyment.
The Building Department is responsible for processing permits and the inspection of permitted work for new residential and commercial construction, as well as residential and commercial remodeling, alterations and additions. Permits are required for electrical, plumbing HVAC and building construction. In addition the Building Department handles abandoned property inspections, leasing and multifamily permits and point of sale inspections.
Current Commercial Building Codes
As of November 1, 2017, the following Code Enforcement Requirements are effective: