Brecksville Building Department - Residential

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.



Periodic safety checks should be performed throughout your property.

  • Furnace and Air Conditioners
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Smoke Detectors (Test monthly, replace battery every 6 months, replace unit every 10 years)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors (Test monthly, replace battery every 6 months, replace unit every 5-8 years)
  • Fireplaces, Wood Burners and Chimneys
  • Dryer Vents
  • Decks, Railings and Stairs
  • Gutters, Downspouts, Drainage

Cars For Sale
Please remember that any vehicle for sale must be positioned on your driveway. Cars displayed on lawns or any other non-driving surface is illegal. Also, no vehicles may be parked on lawns at any time for any reason.

Lawn Maintenance
All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or grass growth in excess of 10".

Temporary Pools
Temporary pools 18 inches or greater do require a permit and inspections. The pool must be at least 10 feet off of the side and rear property lines, and properly connected to the electrical system per the National Electrical Code. Temporary pools also require a barrier. Please see the Residential Pool Regulations under the “Resources” list.

Contractors Are Required To be Registered With The City Of Brecksville
For your own protection, the city code requires all contractors, large or small, to be registered with the City of Brecksville prior to starting any job. Contact the Building Department to verify if your potential contractor is currently registered with Brecksville.

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