Building Department

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 
8:30am - 4:00pm 

Department Location:         
Parma Heights City Hall
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH  44130

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

Contact Information
Dennis P. Patten,
Director of Public Service

Michelle Teresi,
Building, Housing & Recycling Coordinator

Martin Surella,
Chief Building Official
Rental Department

Any property owner that owns rental property within the city is required to register the dwelling with the Rental Department.  The registration process includes submitting the application and $100 inspection fee.  An inspection of the exterior of the property is required prior to issuance of the rental certificate.  
      PHONE: (440) 842-5043
  FAX: (440) 843-5818
           Florence Zimmerman
           Cell: (440) 429-3997
Rental Certificate Application

Rental Certificate Application for Multi-Unit Complexes

Condo Rental Application

Rental Housing Properties Ordinance

Rental Property Brochure

Apartment Recycling Guide

Vacant Property Registration


The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of the applicable building codes for various aspects of Commercial and Residential Construction.  This includes a plan review as required, inspections of work performed under permit, and registration of all contractor performing work.  The following is a list of work that would require a permit:


Additions/Alterations - Residential

Commercial Additions/Alterations

Concrete & Specs

Contractor Registration




New Garage Application
New Garage Instructions


Plumbing - Residential

Plumbing - Commercial




Sign Code

Swimming Pool/Hot Tub  (includes temporary/blow up)

Vinyl Siding


**NOTE:  if requesting permits by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope must be provided.**



"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

The Notification of Foreclosure Filing Form
The Foreclosure Ordinance  

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.  

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