Building Department

All inspections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. When scheduling an inspection you must have your permit number.

The City of Berea Building Department coordinates permits and inspections for residential and commercial building, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work.  In addition, the Building Department handles Point of Sale Inspections, Leasing Permits, Multifamily Permits, and Abandoned Property Inspections.

The Building Department is located in the basement of Berea City Hall at 11 Berea Commons, Berea Ohio, 44017.



The City of Berea is currently accepting applications and resumes for a full time Residential and Commercial Building Inspector with Building Official certification from the Ohio Board of Building Standards, required, other certifications are preferred.

Job description

Send application, cover letter and resume to: Building Inspector Position, Attn: Mr. Kenneth Adams, 11 Berea Commons, Berea, OH 44017. No telephone calls please.

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Cuyahoga Land Bank

The mission of the Cuyahoga Land Bank is to strategically acquire properties, return them to productive use, reduce blight, increase property values, support community goals and improve the quality of life for county residents. To learn more about buying a house to renovate, a Land Bank renovated house or purchasing a side lot, contact the Cuyahoga Land Bank at (216) 698 - 8853.


Monday - Friday:
8:30am - 5:00pm

Contact Information:

Phone: 440-826-5812
Fax: 440-826-4800


Ken Adams
Director of Building, Planning, Engineering & Housing

Marvin McDonald

Paul Gilly
Chief Building Official & Zoning Administrator

Building Department Organizational Chart

City of Berea - 11 Berea Commons - Berea, Ohio 44017 - (440)826-5800
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