Building Department

Mission Statement

The Building Department seeks to use experience and knowledge gained to render consistent, fair, effective enforcement of the building and zoning codes while maintaining a positive, courteous, helpful and professional demeanor in order to provide the residents and visitors of the City of Berea with relatively safe, hazard free, structurally sound buildings and properties for their use and enjoyment.

Department Responsibilities

The Building Department is responsible for processing permits and the inspection of permitted work for new residential and commercial construction, as well as residential and commercial remodeling, alterations and additions. Permits are required for electrical, plumbing HVAC and building construction. In addition the Building Department handles abandoned property inspections, leasing and multifamily permits and point of sale inspections. 

Current Non-Residential and Residential Building Codes

Board of Building Standards Website

        Ohio Building Code

  • 2017 Ohio Building Code (2015 IBC)
  • 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code (2015 IMC)
  • 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code (2015 IPC)
  • 2017 Ohio Fire Code (2015 IFC)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-17)
  • 2016 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
  • 2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-15)
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-12) or ASHRAE 90.1-2010
  • Accessibilty: Standards for Accessible Design (ICC A117.1-09 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities)

         Residential Code of Ohio

  • 2019 Residential Code of Ohio (2018 IRC)
  • 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code (2015 IMC)
  • 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code (2015 IPC)
  • 2017 Ohio Fire Code (IFC 15)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-17)
  • 2016 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72-16)
  • 2016 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13-16)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC-18)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-18)