Summit County Building Inspection Department

The Summit County Building Inspection Department is where all building permit processes begin. We take in all permit applications, route them to relevant internal review agencies, issue building permits, enforce code requirements and conduct building inspections.
Beginning July 5th, 2016, electrical inspections will ONLY be conducted Tuesday through Friday throughout the summer until further notice. This means there will be no electrical inspections on Mondays.  Any electrical inspections scheduled on a Monday will automatically be scheduled for Tuesday. Please contact the office if you have any questions at 668-3170.
Schedule a Building Inspection or View Permits
Summit County building inspections can be easily scheduled online with eTRAKiT.

Building Permits

Per the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC), permits are required for all new structures, alterations to existing structures, remodels, decks, hot tubs and window replacements. We do not require a permit for re-roofing unless the scope of work includes structural changes to the roof.

Find out more about the various types of building permits required by Summit County.

Submitting Permit Applications

All permit applications must include a complete application form and the required accompanying submittal documents. All permit applications must be submitted in person. Learn more about submittals.
2012 ICC Code Changes
View the Code Changes Class document (pdf), which contains info on changes that occurred when we updated our ICC codes from the 2006 to the 2012 code series.

Application Review

The Building Inspection Department brings in permit applications, plans and other construction documents and routes them through all the appropriate internal review agencies within Summit County government. Find out more about the application review process.

Building Inspections

All permitted projects are required to have a series of inspections to ensure conformance with approved contract documents. Find out about building inspections.

Codes & Amendments

The Building Inspection Department has adopted the 2012 International Code.
Council (ICC) code series for all permitted projects. We enforce the 2014 National Electric Code. Additionally, we have amended the codes for local conditions. View our 2012 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) code series.

We have also adopted a sustainable building code (pdf) with which every new residential development and residential addition in Summit County must comply.