Summit County Building Inspection Department
The Summit County Building Department will be adopting the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) code series with amendments, effective January 1, 2020. View our 2018 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) code series.
SUMMIT COUNTY IS SEEKING BUILDING BOARD OF REVIEW MEMBERS
The Board plays an integral role in recommending the adoption of or amendments to code provisions and by reviewing decisions of the Chief Building Official when necessary, in the unincorporated portions of the County. Applicants must be residents of Summit County for at least one year prior to appointment and must have proven expertise in building construction either in the field of architecture and engineering, or in fire prevention. Commitments, at a minimum, include one meeting per year.To apply, send a letter stating your interest and background via e mail to Jeff Flynn at . Letters must be received by Monday, February 3, 2020. For additional information, contact Jeff Flynn at 668-4083.
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.
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.
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 2017 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.