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Due to COVID-19, we have had to make some temporary adjustments to our operations.
Many transactions can be done online including contractor registration, permits, rental and vacant building registrations.  Use this link to access the Citizen Serve consumer portal.  Please contact us by phone or email for additional support or with any questions (Monica Ferrante:  Building Department Administrative Assistant:     216-691-4242; Stephen Karr:  Housing Programs Coordinator:      216-691-4206).

To protect the health and safety of residents and employees, we have temporarily suspended interior inspections of occupied homes.  In accordance with the Board of Building Standards guidelines, permit inspections may be done remotely via video conferencing.  Exterior inspections and complaint follow ups will continue. 

If you need to return paperwork or send in building plans for review, please mail them to us or place them in the marked container near the closed gate located near the police department inside the rear entrance of City Hall. Please do not place cash in the bin.  Checks or money orders can be placed in the bin.  If you need to obtain a receipt, one can be mailed or emailed to you, or if needed, you can speak in person to a staff member on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 until noon. At this time, we cannot accept a cash payment. When you arrive, please call 216-691-4242 for Building transactions or 216-691-4206 for Housing transactions and a staff member will meet you at the gate.  Only the rear entrance of City Hall will be open to the public.   Staff will remove the contents left in the bin each day and will be in touch with you once those items are processed to confirm receipt.



Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult situation.


The purpose of the Building and Housing Department is to ensure the safety, security and proper upkeep of residential and commercial properties in South Euclid. As a state certified building department, we are tasked with enforcing both state building codes and local ordinances.

This is accomplished through the systematic inspection of properties, the enforcement of the Ohio Building Code and local ordinances related to property maintenance.  Owner-occupied homes are inspected through the city’s regular door-to-door exterior maintenance inspection program.   Rental properties are required to be registered annually and inspected every three years both inside and out.  In addition, the department follows up on all complaints, requires registration and inspection of all vacant properties, commercial buildings, and day care operations, and monitors and inspects all new construction projects in the city

Building Department Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (customer service windows close at 3:30 p.m.).

Housing Department Hours of Operation:  Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hotline for reporting vacant homes and suspected rental properties:  216-691-4241