City of North Ridgeville

Building Department

The Building Department oversees the issuance of permits, registration of contractors and inspection of buildings, as well as the enforcement of zoning and property maintenance codes. Our mission is to promote, improve and protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of North Ridgeville. All of our plans examiners and inspectors are certified by the Ohio Board of Building Standards to enforce the Residential Code of Ohio and Ohio Building Code.

Feel free to call the Building Department to schedule an appointment to discuss your project with our staff. Ask if a permit is required for your project. For permits that require a plan review, plan for at least three weeks from the time you submit your application until the permit can be issued.

Our permit process starts when you submit an application along with any required supporting drawings. Documents are reviewed by our plans examiners and city staff, as needed. Once an application is approved, you will receive a call to inform you that your permit is ready along with your permit fee. The Building Department will accept payments at the walk-up window in the form of cash, check or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). When you receive your permit, you will receive a list of required inspections. During the construction phase, you or your contractor must contact the Building Department at least 24 hours prior to schedule any inspections that are required. We will work with you to help your project be successful and meet all code requirements.
Ohio Utilities Protection Service - Call 811 Before You Dig
If you plan to dig, the Ohio Revised Code states that "at least 48 hours but not more than ten days before commencing excavation, the excavator shall notify the protection service of the location of the excavation site and the date on which the excavation is planned to commence." Call Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) at 1-800-362-2764 or 8-1-1. This applies to not only excavators but residents that plan to dig or demolish any structure including post hole digging, landscaping, sign installation, etc. For more information, visit the O.U.P.S. website at:
Building Department Staff
 Guy Fursdon Chief Building Official
 Shane Taylor Building Inspector
 Joe Voros Building Inspector
 Joe P. Lenahan Building Inspector
 Ken Picha Building Inspector
 Nicole Rambo-Ackerman Office Administrator
 Tina Angle Secretary
 Jen Pfahl Secretary

7307 Avon Belden Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Phone:  (440) 490-2081
Fax:  (440) 490-2081
Permits and Applications
Complaint/ Investigation Form
Contractor Registration
Zoning Map
Flood Plain
Websites of Interest
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