Building Department

Building Department hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Offices located at 28730 Ridge Road (2nd floor of City Hall)

Phone: (440) 943-7115   Zoning Map – City of Wickliffe: Official_Wickliffe_Zoning_2021

Building Commissioner: Ray Sack  mailto:[email protected]

Property Maintenance Inspector: Dino Capra   mailto:[email protected]

Bldg. Dept. Admin. Assistant: Patty Leovic  mailto:[email protected]

Hours for obtaining permits are from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday. For more information contact the Building Department during business hours: (440) 943-7115.

Scroll down for a list of permits that may be printed. 

Permit Applications are available to print or pick up in the kiosk in the City Hall Foyer during business hours. You may call to have an application mailed to you.

Fees and required drawings are explained on each permit/application. Print the permit and it fill out completely.

Completed Applications can be left in the locked drop box in the City Hall Foyer or mail the permit and appropriate payment fee to: Wickliffe City Hall, Building Dept., 28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe, OH, 44092.

 Checks made payable to City of Wickliffe should accompany all applications in drop box or you may pay with Credit Card by phone.

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: Fences, Concrete, Tool Sheds and Occupancy Permits.

RE-INSPECTION FEE: A $25.00 “return 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.

Questions about required permits and building procedures may be e-mailed to Building Commissioner Ray Sack. Please include as much information as possible for a prompt return.

Registered Contractors List (Updated monthly)



Check the list for names of contractors that are licensed to work within the City of Wickliffe. The List is in alphabetical order and by specialty.  General Contractors may have multiple specialties.

Registrations are continuously accepted and processed.  Contact the Building Department to check if a contractor has recently been registered with the City.

Contractor Registration

A Contractor’s Registration Packet includes information about registration procedure, application for license or registration, and the contractor’s bond form. Contractor renewal information is also included in the packet. Please click here: CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION PACKET

Vacant Property/Building Foreclosure

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 may 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.



(for specific permits, see also Residential forms above)