How to Apply for a Permit
- Zoning Certificate
- Street Opening Permit
- Water/Sewer Permit
- Use and Compliance Certificate
- Demolition Permit
A Zoning Permit is required prior to issuance of a Building Permit.
The processing of a Zoning Application may take up to 14 business days.
Building Permit Applications may be made at the Summit County Building Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, OH.
To obtain a Zoning Certificate (Single Family Residences, Additions, Fences, Pools, Decks, etc.), applicants must provide the following:
- A completed Zoning Certificate Application - Application must include all setback measurements
- One (1) copy of a detailed site plan showing property boundaries, all structures on the property and proposed structure(s) indicating proposed setback measurement.
- One (1) set of building plans with an elevated view.
To obtain a Street Opening Permit (for projects within the city's right-of-way):
- Fill out a Street Opening Permit Application.
- Submit the application to the Zoning Department.
- Prior to beginning the project, a pre-inspection will need to be scheduled with the Street Department at 330-633-5130.
- Contractors working in the city's right-of-way must be registered. To register, see Contractor Registration.
- All projects within the city's right-of-way require at minimum a $50 permit fee and $100 bond. (depending on the project, a higher bond may be set by the Public Service Department)
- A final inspection must be scheduled and approved with the Street Department prior to the release of the bond.
To obtain a Water and/or Sewer Permit (new tap-in):
- It is important to determine whether or not the parcel is Tallmadge Water and/or Sewer before making application. If you do not know, contact the Water Department to confirm by calling 330-633-0851.
- Submit a Water and/or Sewer Permit Application to the Zoning Department prior to tap-in.
- The contractor making the sewer tie-in must be a registered plumber. To register, see Contractor Registration.
- Inspections must be scheduled through the Water Department.
A Certificate of Use & Compliance must be obtained prior to occupying or leasing and commercial- or industrial- zoned property or tenant space.
- Submit a completed Certificate for Use and Compliance Application to the Planning & Zoning Department
- A floor plan must be provided with application
- A brief explanation of services must be provided with application
- The Zoning Department will review the proposed use for zoning compliance
A Demolition Permit is required for any demolition of a structure 500 square feet or greater.
- Submit a completed Demolition Permit Application and include:
- a Site Plan of the property showing all structures
- Photos of the structures (all sides)
- Environmental Study
- Non-refundable Permit Fee
- When a primary structure is demolished, all accessory structures must also be taken down.