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Building Department

Village of Glendale



The Glendale Building Department can be reached at the Village Office, 771-7200 or on our website: www.glendaleohio.org

Please be sure to contact us with any building, planning and zoning questions you may have, particularly in regard to our Historic Over- lay District. Glendale is on the National Register of Historic Places designated as a National Landmark.



Each year, over 100 residents apply for a building permit. All building permits for new homes, exterior and interior remodeling and HVAC are obtained from the Glendale Building Department. Dan Bly, a registered architect, is our contracted Chief Building Official who issues permits and performs building inspections. While all residents are encouraged to review their application with the Village Administrator or Chief Building Official when making a submission, the following basic process and guidelines are provided below to assist you.

The Village is divided into two areas when determining the permit procedure: within the boundaries of the Historic District and outside of the Historic District. Refer to the following map to determine if your property is within the Historic District boundary. If you have any questions about your property’s designation, please call the Village at 771-7200.

The chart below lists some of the most common projects that require a Zoning and Building Permit, Historic Appropriateness review by the Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission, or both.

Building Permit Application without HVAC info

Building Permit Application with HVAC info


 

Zoning Review Required?

Building Permit Required?

Appropriateness Review
In historic district

Appropriateness Review Out of historic district

Accessory Structures (sheds, etc.)

Yes (any size)

Yes (if over 150 sq. ft.)

Yes

No

Additions

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Decks

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Driveway Replacement

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Electrical

No

Yes

No

No

Fences (add/rep\l.)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Gutter Repl. (change)

No

Yes

Yes

No

Gutter Repl. (same)

No

Yes

No

No

HVAC

No

Yes

No

No

Interior Remodeling

No

Yes

No

No

New Homes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Pavers, terraces

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Plumbing

No

Yes

No

No

Pools (In or above ground)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retaining Walls

Yes

Yes (+4' high)

Yes

No

Roof Replacement

Yes

Yes

No (if same material)

No

Roof Repair

No

No

No

No

Shutters (add or remove)

Yes

Yes (Historic Dist. Only)

Yes

No

Siding

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Signs (Commercial)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Window Replacement

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

IBI electrical inspection required on all electrical work.  Electrical permits are obtained through IBI.  Plumbing work requires a permit through Hamilton County Public Health Division of Plumbing.

*GPHPC review required for new homes in subdivisions over 5 acres

In the Historic District:

All permits involving exterior work in the Historic District are required to be reviewed and approved by the Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission. You will need to provide to the Village Office a completed application, 3 complete and bound sets of building plans (showing all sides of the exterior project, including design and dimensions), a photo of your existing home and or building site, a site plan indicating front, rear and side yard setbacks, and a description of the type of building materials (wood, stone, etc).   It is required you provide your completed application and designs to the Administrator at least 7 days prior the meeting for zoning approval and to allow the members of the Commission sufficient time to review the applications.  The Commission generally meets the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at Town Hall at 5:30pm.  You or someone familiar with the project is required to attend the meeting in order to represent the application in front of the Commission.  Once the Commission reviews and approves the application and plans, they are forwarded to the Building Department for building code review and the issuance of a zoning or building permit.

 

In short, if you remodel or change the exterior architectural appearance of your home in the Historic District, you will need a HistoricAppropriateness review prior to obtaining a building permit. When you are ready to proceed with your project, call the Village Office (771-7200) so that we may review your project’s needs and help you obtain a permit as quickly as possible.    



Outside of the Historic District:


For properties outside of the Historic District, no Appropriateness review is required.    You will need to provide a completed application, 3 sets of complete and bound building plans, and a site plan indicating front, rear and side yard setbacks to the Village Administrator for a zoning review.  The Administrator will then forward the plans to the Building Department.   If all is in order and you meet our zoning and building codes, the Building Department will issue a building permit.

We also contract for the following permitting and inspection services:

  




ELECTRICAL PERMITS:

Inspection Bureau Inc.

513-381-6080

250 West Court St. Suite 125W
Cincinnati, OH 45202
PLUMBING PERMITS:

Hamilton County Public Health Department Division of Plumbing Inspections
513-946-7800     Customer Service
513-946-7854     Plumbing Division
250 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219


Glendale Codified Ordinances
This online version of the code may, occasionally, differ from, and omit the most recent updates and amendments to, the official version and should be relied upon for general information purposes only. The officially published version of the Code is available through the village office, 30 Village Square, Glendale, Ohio 45246.


Codified Ordinances
Search Chapters 150 through 157

 

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