On a case-by-case basis, the business may require a conditional use permit, a variance or possibly rezoned. The Planning Department staff will assist you with this process. Zoning and land use questions should be directed to the Dan Feinstein in the Planning Department at 216-491-1435.
Yes. All permanent window, awning and wall signs need to be reviewed by the Architectural Review Board. Signage questions should be directed to the Dan Feinstein in the Planning Department at 216-491-1435.
Contact the Building Department to discuss your project before you do any work on your building, including painting, which may require repairs first. All Building Department-related questions should be directed to Heinz Akers, Building Commissioner, at 216-491-1462.
No. A business must have a fully executed permit before moving into a commercial building. If you are not the property owner, it will be necessary to work with the property owner on the completion of the application.
Maybe. Licensing will depend on the specific food products you intend to sell and/or the square footage of the food display. Contact the health department to discuss the specifics of your facility to determine the need for licensure.
Yes. The Health Department can explain in detail what your facility will need to submit for a plan review. It includes items such as a menu, equipment specifications, surface finishes and floor plans. Contact the Health Department for questions specific to your facility.
Yes. FSO and RFE licenses must be renewed annually by March 1. The Health Department mails applications for license renewal at the end of January. All Health Department related questions should be directed to Christy Armstrong, Chief Sanitarian, at 216-491-1482.