Zoning permits are required when any structure, sign or use, is erected, enlarged or established in any manner. Zoning permits are also required for any business use within a home residence or a commercial business.
Building permits are required for any new structures, additions, or alterations, and for structural or mechanical repairs. Any changes made to the land’s contours will require a review of the project.
Information and Forms
Please check with our Building Department if you are not sure if you need a permit. Information and forms are available at the department counter. If you are submitting a permit that requires Planning Commission approval, it must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date in order to be placed on the agenda. Permits for ABR must be submitted at least 8 days prior to a meeting date to be placed on an agenda. Resubmittals to ABR are required at least 5 days in advance.
Regarding payment, checks are preferred. However, cash in the exact amount is also accepted.
Note: Our fees have changed on the permit applications.
Permits and Requirements
- Permit Process
- Contractor Registration Forms
- CCA Form
- ARB Requirements 2022
- ARB Application 2022
- ARB Sign Application 2022
- RESIDENTIAL Application for Plan Approval Updated 2022
- Commercial Plan Approval
- Planning Commission Application
- Miscellaneous Permit Application
- Plumbing Permit Application
- Right-of-Way (ROW) Application
- Zoning Permit Application
- Zoning Variance
- Subdivision Regulations
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South Russell Village Building Department
We are located at the southeast corner of Bell and Chillicothe Road.
Phone: (440) 338-1312
Hours: Monday through Thursday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm., Friday – 8:00 a.m. until noon