The Building Department is here to serve the residents of Willowick by enforcing the Ordinances of the City of Willowick and the Building Codes of the State of Ohio in order to protect the property values.
Building Department FAQs
What do I have to do before I sell my house?
Willowick requires a Point of Sale inspection. This inspection requires a sewer dye test, sidewalk and apron inspection and a fire safety inspection. To learn more about the Point of Sale process, please see the at this site or contact the Building Department at 440-516-3000.
When and how do I need to get a Building Permit?
Almost all home improvements require a Building Permit. Please see the the information listed below on this site or contact the Building Department at 440-516-3000 for information on permits. Please do not start any work on your property until a permit is secured.
Can the City recommend a contractor?
No the city cannot recommend any contractors. We do, however, supply our residents with a list of registered contractors. Registered means that a contractor has proven to the city that they have business insurance and have posted a bond in the amount of $15,000. Please get at least 3 written estimates. Then call the Building Department at 440-516-3000 to find out if your chosen contractor has any complaints filed against them.
Building Department Forms
Vacant Property/Non-Owner Occupancy Information
Ordinance No 2014-27 Vacant Property
Reasons For Exemption From Vacant Properties
Vacant Property Registration Form
Request For Exemption From Vacant Property Registration
Non-owner Occupancy License
Lake County Forms
Lake County Building Department Residential Forms
Planning Commission Forms
Special Event Application
List of Currently Registered Contractors
Contractor List 4-20-18