Building & Housing

The Building and Housing Department of Warrensville Heights is very proud of the residential and business components of our community. All residents and businesses are encouraged to maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment. The Building and Housing Department is responsible for inspections and assuring the proper maintenance and enforcement of code ordinances in Warrensville Heights. 

One of the main purposes of the Building Department is to ensure that residential and commercial structures are constructed to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare of the community. The City of Warrensville Heights manages all construction activities within the city. Our Building Department is State Certified, recognized by the Ohio Board of Building Standards, and responsible for the approvals for all Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC work. Please contact us for information regarding plan approval, permit issuance, and permit inspections. 

The Building Department maintains a list of registered contractors for all trades and is available upon request.

Housing & Maintenance

The purpose of the Housing and Maintenance of Property codes is to establish minimum standards necessary to make all dwellings fit for human habitation and beneficial to public welfare. In general, this means all exterior and interior areas must be in good repair and capable of performing the function for which they were intended. All areas must be free of the following:

  • Cracked and broken driveways and sidewalks
  • Deteriorated gutters and downspouts
  • Deteriorated windows and doors
  • Fire hazards
  • Litter and debris
  • Peeling or blistering paint
  • Sources which may breed insects, vermin or rodents

Codified Ordinances

Today, the City of Warrensville Heights has over 1,000 codified ordinances in effect for the safety and welfare of the community and its residents. The Building Department is certified by the State of Ohio and is charged with enforcement of the Ohio Building Code, Residential Code of Ohio and ICC International Property Maintenance Code. This division also handles the licensing of general, electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning contractors.


  • Planning meets on the second Monday of every month.
  • Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA) meets the last Tuesday of every month.


All fees must be in the form of company check, certified check, credit card, or money order. We do not accept cash or personal checks.