Building Department

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
(440) 943-7115

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.

Building Permit Fee and Deposit Schedule

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 and it fill out completely. Your may drop it off at City Hall during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.,  or mail permit and appropriate payment fee to Wickliffe City Hall, Building Dept, 28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe, OH, 44092. 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.

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.

Foreclosed Property Application

Vacant Property-Building Registration Form

Registered Contractors List

Contractor List – May 2019 (Updated 5/16/19)

Check the list above for names of contractors that are licensed to work within the City of Wickliffe in 2019. List is in alphabetical order by contractor name.  Specialty is listed as General, HVAC, Plumbing, etc.

Registrations for 2019 are currently being accepted and processed.  Call the Building Department at 440-943-7115 to check if your selected contractor is registered for 2019.

Contractor Registration

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.