Effective Monday, June 15, 2020: The Building Department will be reopening its doors. The department hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and closed for lunch 1:00-2:00 p.m.
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 Point Of Sale Information 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 Building Reg Form
Request For Exemption From Vacant Property Registration
Non-Owner Occupancy License Application
Garage Sale Permit Application
Building Permit Application
Zoning Application Residential
Zoning Application Sign Review
Plan Review Application For Permit
Plan Review Board Information And Application
Food Truck Vendor Application
Willowick Homeowners Guide 2016
Willowick Zoning Map
Rats - A Homeowner's Guide
Preventing Rodent Problems - Lake County General Health District
Rat-Proofing Checklist For Residential Areas - Lake Co General Health District
Lake County Building Department Residential Forms
Planning Commission Forms
Special Event Permit
List of Currently Registered Contractors