Information for Construction in Wickliffe
The City of Wickliffe is pleased to offer residents and contractors the opportunity to become better acquainted with the codes, ordinances, and regulations which affect the building of a new structure or the renovation of an existing structure.
Raymond F. Sack, Jr., Building Commissioner
Patricia Leovic, Administrative Assistant
Effective May 4, 2018, new hours for obtaining permits and applications at the Wickliffe Building Department are from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Building Dept at (440) 943-7115.
Building Department Documents
Zoning Map – City of Wickliffe (Passed 11/4/2003)
2003 Wickliffe Zone Map
Permits & Applications
All building permits require a 1% state tax fee: Roofing, Siding, Plumbing, HVAC and Dwelling Additions and/or Alterations, but not Fences, Concrete, Tool Sheds and Occupancy Permits.
A $25.00 “wasted trip fee for additional inspection” is charged if the area to be inspected is not prepared at the time of initial inspection. Example: Sidewalks not cleared of snow prior to sidewalk inspection.
- Architectural Review Board & Board of Zoning Appeals
- New Residential Dwellings
- Chapter 11 Energy Efficiency
- Contractor Registration
- Contractor Renewal
- Commercial Electrical Permit (Lake County)
- Building Permit Fee and Deposit Schedule
- Foreclosed Property Registration
- Garage Sale
- Inspection Procedure List
- Business Occupancy – Temporary Zoning Certificate
- Planning Commission
- Plumbing and Sewer Permit
- Residential Building Addition Regulations
- Roofing and Siding
- Sewer-Dye-Test- Change of Ownership
Test Tee Location information
- Sign Review Board
- Snow Plow Removal Permit
- Residential Swimming Pools Above or In Ground
- Tool Shed
Processing your Permit
Any contractor starting/beginning work without proper permits will be charged two times the amount of the original permit fee. (Ord. 2011-75)
A 1% state tax is charged on all building permits except for Fences, Concrete, Tool Sheds and Occupancy Permits.
Fees and required drawings are explained on each permit/application. Print the permit at home and fill out Completely. Then drop it off at City Hall during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., with the appropriate payment. Make checks payable to City of Wickliffe.
Questions about required permits and building procedures can be e-mailed to Building Commissioner Ray Sack. Please include as much information as possible for a prompt return.
VACANT PROPERTY/BUILDING FORECLOSURE REQUEST
All vacant properties/buildings must register with the City of Wickliffe Building Department Vacant Building Registration Ordinances. Information on Chapters 1171 & 1175 of the City of Wickliffe Codified Ordinances can be accessed here. An exemption can only be granted by the Building Department upon receiving a COMPLETED exemption form. Requests for an exemption must be received within 15 calendar days of receiving notification to register.
Registered Contractors List
2019 Registered Contractor List (Updated 2/26/19)
Check the list above for names of contractors that are licensed to work within the City of Wickliffe in 2018. List is in alphabetical order by contractor name. Specialty is listed as General, HVAC, Plumbing, etc.
Registrations for 2018 are currently being accepted and processed. Call the Building Department at 440-943-7115 to check if your selected contractor is registered for 2018.
A Contractor’s Registration packet, which includes information about our registration procedure, application for license or registration, and the contractor’s bond form is available here (PDF). Contractor renewal information is also included in the packet.
Click here for information on Contractor Renewal. We no longer require an application. It is not required for renewal.
New Residential Code Requirements regarding installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The City of Wickliffe requires that permit requests must comply with the Residential Code of Ohio 2013, Section 315, regarding installation of carbon monoxide alarms in new construction or existing dwellings. For details, view Sections 315.1, 315.2, and 315.3. No permit shall be final inspected until all the requirements have been met.