of East Palestine
Building and Zoning Department
85 NORTH MARKET STREET
As of June 1, 2009, complaints about garbage, junk, high grass and junk vehicles should be conveyed to the East Palestine Police Department personnel, at 75 East Main Street. Call the Police Department's non-emergency number 330-426-4341 with these nuisance complaints. Do not call 9-1-1 or other Municipal Offices to report these offenses.
Building permit applications are available at the Municipal Office, located at 85 North Market Street. The applications can be picked up from 8 to 4, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Completed applications must be paid for when picked up and returned the Municipal Office with the non-refundable fee attached. The City must conduct a review and inspection prior to the start of construction. Apply for your building permit early, as you will need to allow for at least three business days for review and inspection. Do not start construction prior to receiving an approval. Building permits will be issued after the review and inspection of the property is complete.
Call the Municipal Office at 330-426-4367, Extension 10 or Extension 11 if you need information concerning plumbing inspections or sewer and water connections.
Unsafe building condemnations and demolitions are being handled by the Village Manager's Office. Call 330-426-4367, Extension 20.
** NEW BUILDING PERMIT FEES TO GO INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 28, 2016**
THE COST OF BUILDING PERMITS WILL BE BASED ON THE PERMIT VALUE (COST OF CONSTRUCTION)
PERMIT VALUE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
UP TO $20,000.00 $35.00 (FLAT FEE) $50.00 (FLAT FEE)
$20,001.00 TO $1,000,000.00 .30% OF PERMIT VALUE .30% OF PERMIT VALUE
OVER $1,000,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00
SEE EXAMPLES BELOW
$ 50,000.00 PERMIT VALUE = $150.00 PERMIT FEE
$ 100,000.00 PERMIT VALUE = $300.00 PERMIT FEE
$ 500.000.00 PERMIT VALUE = $1,500.00 PERMIT FEE
OVER $ 1,000,000.00 PERMIT VALUE = $3,000.00 PERMIT FEE
**PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS AND DEMOLITION OF ANY STRUCTURE WITHIN THE VILLAGE** PERMITS REQUIRED FOR BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: NEW HOMES, ACCESSORY BUILDINGS INCLUDING GARAGES, SHEDS, & MISC. ACCESSORY BUILDINGS, ROOF REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR, WINDOW REPLACEMENT, SIDING, ADDITIONS OR EXTENSIONS, DECKS, TERRACES, PATIOS, FENCES, DRIVEWAYS, PARKING LOTS, SWIMMING POOLS, SIGNS AND WHATEVER ELSE AS MAY BE REQUIRED BE THE VILLAGE**
AS OF JUNE 1, 2009
Request for review and approval of subdivision: $25 per lot
Request for change in zoning classification: $175
Request for Conditional Use Permit or for a Variance (Zoning Board of Appeals): $100
Request for street or alley vacation: $100
^ NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS DUE WITH APPLICATION FOR THE ABOVE ^
Request to hold a yard/garage/street sale: -0- Permit must be picked up at the Municipal Building, but there is no fee for this permit. Permit lists all sale rules, regulations and penalties. Permit must be picked up prior to starting your yard sale.
Request for permission for building demolition: $25.00 Permit must be picked up at the Municipal Building
In 1973 the City of East Palestine adopted city-wide zoning. Currently we have business, industrial and residential zones. Permits are required for any alteration, repair, demolition or building of any structure within the City and for yard sales. Increased residential development has prompted the City to adopt the Ohio Building Officials Association One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code, the Ohio Plumbing Code and the National Electric Code for standard construction codes to insure quality residential construction.