Building Department

Al-HunzikerCertified Chief Building Official, Al Hunziker

Contact Information:

Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 440.232.9980      Fax: 440-232-5874

We have moved!

We are located at 23035-B Broadway Avenue, Oakwood Village, OH 44146 (in the Oakwood Village Community Center).

Al Hunziker Credentials:

  • Chief Building Official Class I
  • Building Inspector Class III
  • Residential Building Official
  • Residential Plans Examiner
  • Residential Building Inspector
  • Electrical Safety Inspector
  • Plumbing Inspector
  • Residential Plumbing Inspector
  • Fire Alarm Inspector
Lillie Hicks – Office Manager/Secretary to the Chief Building Official
  • Building Department Budget
  • Daily Operations of the Building Department

Davie Hobson – Housing Inspector

FORMS

Vacant & Foreclosed Property Filing Form

COMPLAINT FORM REVISED 6-11-14

Lillie Hicks – Office Manager/Secretary to the Chief Building Official

Debbie Stoffl – Board Secretary

 

Planning Commission (PC)

For  information about the functions and jurisdiction of the Planning Commission, see Charter – Section 10.01 and Chapter 1101 of the codified ordinances of the Village of Oakwood or call the Oakwood Building Department at 440-232-9980. Usually meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm.

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Board of Zoning Appeals (ZBA)

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five Oakwood residents who are appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years.

For information about the functions and jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals, see Charter – Section 10.03 and Chapter 1143 of the codified ordinances of the Village of Oakwood or call the Oakwood Building Department at 440-232-9980. Usually meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm

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Architectural Review Board (ARB)

For information about the functions and jurisdiction of the Architectural Board of Review, see Charter – Section 10.10 and Chapter 1140 of the codified ordinances of the Village of Oakwood or call the Oakwood Building Department at 440-232-9980. Usually meets the first Monday of the month at 8:00pm.

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Board of Review Filing and Plan Procedures

The Planning Commission (PC) and Architectural Board of Review (ABR) meet on the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at The Oakwood Village Hall. Filing deadline is ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date. Any submissions after the filing deadline will be deferred to the next meeting. Applicants are encouraged to be in attendance.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meet on the second Wednesday of each month in the Council Chambers at The Oakwood Village Hall. Filing deadline is eight (8) business days prior to the meeting date. Any submissions after the filing deadline will be deferred to the next meeting. Applicants must be in attendance.

To alleviate any delays, it is recommended that you stop into the Building Department and see the Board Secretary, Debbie Stoffl, for your “Board Packet” . At that time we will discuss the fees and answer any questions you may have.

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Questions & Answers

What is a permit?

A permit is a license to perform work

Why is a permit required?

For safety! A permit insures that a qualified inspector will check the work.

What type of work requires a permit?

Any structural work or changes, remodeling and renovation, changes or apitions to plumbing, electrical or heating-cooling systems and any new construction. A permit is also required for the installation of a fence or the replacement of an existing fence. You do not need a permit for painting, landscaping or decorating. If in doubt, call the Building Department.

Who can take out a permit?

Any contractor that is property registered with the city or any homeowner performing work themselves. The person(s) name on the permit is the one responsible for the work.

What if I want to have a garage sale?

Just come to the Building Department and fill out an application and you will be permitted to have a garage sale. The permit is free. You are allowed to have two garage sales per year. Each sale is not to exceed six days within a two week period.

What if I want to sell my home?

A point of sale inspection is required and you must call for an appointment. Our Housing Inspector, Davie Hobson will inspect your home for code violations. The violations must be corrected or assumed by the buyer before an Occupancy Certificate can be issued.

If you have any question that is not answered here please phone the building department at 440-232-9980 during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Al Hunziker, Building Inspector
Davie Hobson, Housing Inspector
Lillie Hicks, Office Manager/Secretary to the Chief Building Official
Debbie Stoffl, Board Secretary
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