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Building Department

 Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:30am - 4:00pm 
 Contact Information
Dennis P. Patten,
Director of Public Service

Michelle Teresi, 
Building, Housing & Recycling Coordinator 

Norman Rusinow,
Chief Building Official

(440) 884-9607
FAX: (440) 843-5818

Department Location:                 Cassidy Theater – lower level, 6200 Pearl Road (located in the Greenbriar Commons)
 Permit/Fee Information
If you are doing any work to your home it may require a permit. See the Building Department Forms section listed at the bottom of the main page. 

If you are having work done that is not listed, please call the Building Department at (440) 884-9607.

Contractors working at your home must be registered with the City of Parma Heights BEFORE beginning any work.

The Building  Department is located in the lower level of the Cassidy Theatre, in the Greenbriar Commons, 6200 Pearl Road. Use the driveway to the Fire & Police Station. The Theatre is located in back past the pool & tennis courts. 

The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of the applicable building codes for various aspects of commercial and residential construction.  This includes plan review as required, inspections of work performed under permit, and registration of all contractors performing work. A permit is issued upon plan approval and payment of all applicable fees.  The following is a brief list of work that would require a permit. This is not a comprehensive list.  Please contact the department directly for more detailed information.

Construction, alteration, addition to, and demolition of:  

  • Commercial and Residential structures
  • Garages
  • Decks
  • Pools (temporary pools do require a permit - see box below for complete information)
  • Sheds
  • Concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks, and yardwalks
  • Roofs
  • Fences
  • HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical work

Property Maintenance

Property maintenance inspectors ensure that the Property Maintenance Code is properly enforced.  The code requires that all properties and structures, including both residential and commercial, are being well maintained.  The following is a list of commonly addressed items: routine lawn & shrubbery maintenance, weed control, gutters and downspouts being cleaned & securely attached, peeling and chipping paint, repair/replacement of broken concrete drives & walks, etc.  All property owners are responsible for the continual upkeep of their property.  The goal of the property maintenance inspection program is to preserve the quality of properties through proper maintenance.   




"Any person who files a complaint for foreclosure involving real property located within the City of Parma Heights on which there is a building or structure shall notify the City of the filing of the foreclosure complaint and shall file a complete copy of the foreclosure complaint with the Director of Public Service within ten (10) days after the filing of the complaint with the relevant court. The notice to the City shall be on a form prescribed by the director of Public Service." - excerpt from Ordinance No. 2011-14
To read the Ordinance and access the required form, please click here.



1% Tax is charged on some Residential Permits, 3% Tax charged on Commercial Permits   

Payment:  If paying in person - exact cash or check only.
                    If requesting permits by mail, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided.

Building Department Forms

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