Brecksville Building Department

To Schedule an inspection,
Please call 440-526-2630

M - F from 8:30 to 4:30


Scott Packard
Chief Building Official
State Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing
Inspector, Residential Building Official, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Plans
Examiner and Residential Plumbing Inspector.

Steve Synek
State Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Electrical Plans Examiner, Residential Building Official. Board of Zoning Appeals Coordinator.

Jeanne Magistro
Building Department Office Staff. Planning Commission Coordinator’s Secretary

John Chyla
Property Maintenance Inspector

Marty Kelly
Building Inspector and Residential Building Inspector

Dan Cegelka
Building Inspector and Residential Building & Plumbing Inspector.



All Permit Guides & Requirements are located on the Residential page resources box

Building codes and ordinances set minimum safety standards for all aspects of building construction - structural, fire, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Codes impact architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, distributors of building materials and the occupant of the building. Inspections at various stages verify that the structure complies with the established code. Before you can move into a new home or business, a minimum of 10 inspections have been conducted.

For do-it-yourselfers, we recommend calling the Brecksville Building Department, (440) 526-2630 before beginning any building project for information about what type of permits and inspections may be required. There are many helpful guides and information sheets on our Residential Page in the Resources box.

A system of fees, such as building permits, defray the cost of administrating and enforcing zoning and building codes. Generally, the fees are less than 1% of the overall cost of the building project. That is a small price to pay for safety. Building codes provide safeguards. Although no code can eliminate all risk, State Codes and our inspection process help reduce the risk.

Planning Commission
Meeting calendar, application and deadline dates can be found under Planning Commission

Sign applications can be found under Planning Commission


Board of Zoning Appeals

Meeting calendar, application and deadline dates can be found under Board of Zoning Appeals

2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

2019 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO)
2024 Ohio Plumbing Code(OPC)
2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

2024 Ohio Building Code (OBC)
2024 Ohio Mechanical Code (OMC)
2024 Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC)
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Building Permits
Permits are Required
Even small jobs require a permit such as replacement of a roof, the installation of a swimming pool, the construction of storage sheds, swing sets/play sets and decks, replacement of hot water tanks or windows. The City's Building Inspector will conduct an inspection to ensure proper installation. Contact the Building Department at least 2 weeks prior to the anticipated construction of any structure for requirements and procedures.

Permit application posting sign and 10 day wait period
When an application for a building permit is completed in the Building Department office there are certain permits that require a 10 day waiting period before work or construction can commence. The 10 day period will begin from the time that you make the application and does include weekend days as well. You will also be given a posting sign that is required to be posted on the property no further back than 25 feet from the street. Click here for more information.