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Building Permit Information
Obtaining Building Permits
The Summit County Building Department processes and issues all building permits applications in the unicorporated areas of the County.  The Summit County Planning and Engineering Departments review building permits in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Summit County Land Use and Development Code.

During this review, issues such as zoning compliance, permitted uses, setbacks, building height, lighting, landscaping, driveway design, site grading, drainage flow, provision of utilities, and site characteristics such as wetlands, steep slopes and natural features, are reviewed.

If there is proposed site disturbance affecting greater than 500 square feet, a grading permit will be required and processed simultaneously with your building permit. Below is a guide to this review process: