How to Apply for a Permit

  1. Zoning Permit
  2. Street Opening Permit
  3. Water/Sewer Permit
  4. Use and Occupancy Permit
Typical processing of a Zoning Permit is 3-5 business days. A Zoning Permit is required prior to issuance of a Building Permit. Building Permit Applications may be made at the Summit County Building Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, OH.

To obtain a Zoning Permit  (Single Family Residences, Additions, Fences, Pools, Decks, etc.), applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed Zoning Permit Application - Application must include all setback measurements
  • Two (2) copies 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.