https://co.summitoh.net/index.php/departments/environmental-services/building-standardsA Residential Construction Application is required for all new home construction projects, including but not limited to, pools, gazebos, decks, additions, accessory buildings, such as garages and sheds, and accessory uses, such as greenhouses.
Steps to Obtaining a Residential Construction Permit
- Determine your Zoning District.
- Determine your required structure setbacks based on your Zoning District. If you are a Corner Lot, you will have (2) front-yard setbacks, (1) rear-yard setback and (1) side yard setback. To determine the setbacks on a Corner Lot, the rear yard shall be considered as parallel to the street upon which the lot has its least dimension. On both corner lots and interior lots, the rear yard shall be, in all cases, at the opposite end of the lot from the front yard.
- A private garage, attached or unattached, shall not have an area of over nine hundred (900) square feet. Limit - one (1) unattached garage per lot. An unattached garage shall not be located closer than fifteen (15) feet from the main building. If any portion thereof is located to the side of the main building, a fifteen (15) feet side lot line must be maintained. If located fifteen (15) feet to the rear of the main building, it shall not be located closer than five (5) feet from the rear or side lot lines. No unattached garage shall be located further forward than the closest forward structural corner of the main building. The maximum overall height for an unattached garage shall not exceed twenty-five (25) feet. 1. On lots containing up to and including five (5) acres, excluding road right-of-way, a private unattached garage shall not have an area of over nine-hundred (900) square feet. 2. On lots exceeding five (5) acres, excluding the road right-of-way, a private unattached garage shall not have an area of over eighteen hundred (1,800) square feet.
- Provide a plot drawing showing your structure with the required setbacks indicated on the drawing. The drawing can be professional or hand-written. When indicating setbacks, please measure to the proposed construction, not the existing building.
- If you utilize a septic system, approval from Summit County Public Health is required prior to permit issuance. The application can be found online.
GENERAL DISCLAIMER: A Building Permit from the Summit County Building Department is required. Contact the Summit County Building Department for information regarding Summit County standards and permitting requirements. Additionally, we recommend that you review Home Owner Association standards and/or Deed Restrictions where applicable.