How to Apply for a Permit

  1. Zoning Certificate
  2. Street Opening Permit
  3. Water/Sewer Permit
  4. Use and Compliance Certificate
  5. Demolition Permit

A Zoning Permit is required prior to issuance of a Building Permit. 

The processing of a Zoning Application may take up to 14 business days. 
Building Permit Applications may be made at the Summit County Building Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, OH.

To obtain a Zoning Certificate  (Single Family Residences, Additions, Fences, Pools, Decks, etc.), applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed Zoning Certificate Application - Application must include all setback measurements
  • One (1) copy of a detailed site plan showing property boundaries, all structures on the property and proposed structure(s) indicating proposed setback measurement.
  • One (1) set of building plans with an elevated view.