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James McReynolds, Chief Building Official
35150 Lakeshore Boulevard
Eastlake, Ohio 44095

440-951-1416 ext. 124
Fax: 440-975-4280

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Applications and Policy Documents
These files require Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here).

Guidelines for Ramps
Permit Extension Request
Plan Review Application for Commercial Construction
Planning Commission Application
Property Maintenance Extension Request
Swimming Pool Permit Application
Various Site Plans
Standard Construction Details
.dwg & .pdf files; Autocad is required to view .dwg files.
Waterproofing Application

Required Inspections for all new Residential and Commercial structures/buildings/dwellings, additions and/or alterations in the City of Eastake

Inspections Required:

  • Footer, Before Concrete is Placed
  • Foundation Elevation Check
  • Foundation, Before Backfill
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Rough Heat (HVAC)
  • Rough Electrical
  • Rough Framing
  • Ice Guard, Before Covering
  • Fire Resistant Penetrations
  • Rough Fireplace, Before Covering
  • Energy Efficiency (Insulation)
  • Lath/Gypsum Board
  • Final Plumbing
  • Final Heat (HVAC)
  • Final Electric
  • Final, Before Use/Occupancy
  • Final Grading/Final Site Plan
  • Driveway/Drive Approach/All Interior and Exterior Concrete Flatwork
  • Postholes

Questions and Concerns

Code-related questions or concerns
440-951-1416 ext 124

Building and Property Maintenance Department Staff

Commercial / Residential Permit
Carolyn Brandais, Associate
440-951-1416 ext. 117

Fax: 440-975-4280
Building & Commercial / Residential Plumbing Inspector and Plans Examiner
Traci Gallagher
ext. 122
Zoning & Property Maintenance Inspector
Brian Palmer
440-951-1416 ext. 121

* As of February 1, 2012, the City of Eastlake will be performing Commercial Plumbing inspections and Plumbing Plan reviews.


The Eastlake Building Department asks you to remember the following:

  • Check permit applications for detailed information
  • Follow the Residential Code of Ohio, (RCO) for all residential code requirements
  • Follow the Ohio Building Code of Ohio (OBC) for all commercial requirements
  • Call the Building Department 24 hours in advance to request an inspection
  • For your protection, make sure that all contractors performing work are
    registered with the City first
  • The building department does not recommend homeowners obtain
    permits for contractors. Please call for details.
  • Remember that all complaints called in are confidential
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