Online Permit Application

Effective May 3, 2021, online building permits applications are now available. You now have the ability to apply for “Residential” or “Non-Residential” permit applications. Once you have created an account and logged in, you can accomplish the following steps right from the comfort of your computer or device:

  • Apply for permits (New Building, Alteration, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, Miscellaneous, Etc. permits are currently available online.)
  • Submit plans electronically
  • Schedule inspections
  • View the status of all projects
  • Pay for permits and fees 

We appreciate your patience as we roll out this new service to provide safety and convenience to our customers.

 Apply Online: Community Connect

Note: You must use Google Chrome as your internet browser to apply, manage, and pay for permits online. 

Community Connect is designed to make the process of applying, reviewing, obtaining a permit, scheduling and receiving inspections in City of Berea easier than ever.

Already have a system login? No problem. Simply access Community Core.

Please use the link below to start up

Once you are added to the system you will receive an email from CommunityCore - Account Setup. Click on the link in the email to finish setting up your account. Then you will be ready to go!

Before you begin, please make sure that you have added to CommunityConnect as a Contractor by your jurisdiction or have self-registered as a Community Member. If you have any questions about getting access to CommunityConnect, please contact the Building Department. Email: or contact us by phone (440) 826-5812.

  Building permit fees may paid via credit card (please note that online credit card payments will be assessed a % service fee), or checks may be mailed to:

City of Berea

11 Berea Commons

Berea, OH 44017


dropped off in the drop box located in the main foyer of City Hall. As you enter the drop dox is on the left-hand side of the foyer.



Online Permitting FAQ

Start Here

Getting started in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to access documents in CommunityConnect.pdf

Forget your password.pdf


How to apply for a permit online.pdf

How to download or print a permit in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to make a payment download an invoice or download a receipt in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to view more information about a permit in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to view the status of your application.pdf

What if the submit application button is grayed out when I try to submit my application.pdf


How to request an inspection online.pdf

How to view inspection results in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to cancel a requested inspection in CommunityConnect.pdf

Plan Reviews

How to create a Resubmittal in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to submit a plan review in CommunityConnect.pdf

How to view plan review status comments and files.pdf

Online Permit Clarifications

To help determine how to choose the proper Category and Permit Type within the CommunityCore permit website, please click here. For more information or clarification to the website, other that what is explained above please contact the Building Department at or 440-826-5812. For portal help, you may also click on the support cloud icon in the upper right corner of the webpage to ask questions directly to CommunityCore representatives.