Building Department

The City of Wadsworth Building Department is the permitting and inspecting agency for all 1, 2 and 3 - family residential construction projects within the City limits.

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
BUILDING & PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Due to recent government and health agency directives the City is attempting to protect its employees by limiting their exposure to the possible transmission of the Corona Virus from the general public.

●To limit in person visits, please call or email us with questions. 

●Please submit any Planning, Zoning or Building applications or    plans by mail if possible and provide an email address. 

●Payments (checks) may accompany the applications, or be
  made after permit approval with a  credit card by phone.

 ●Receipts and permits will then be returned by email if possible
   or mailed. 

●Please call the office for instructions on handling large sets of
  plans, or with other questions. 

Kevin Hall       (Building)                      330-335-2780
Jeff Kaiser      (Planning Zoning)        330-335-2752
Jennifer Stefl  (Permit Processing)    330-335-2753

*Exterior Inspections (decks) new     construction, vacant buildings (garages and possible room additions are
 still being inspected at this time.

*Building Inspections that require entering     occupied homes are being suspended at this     time until a date to be announced. However some inspections may be performed remotely.
See Below:

Remote Building Inspections

The City Building Department is conducting remote inspections for HVAC Replacements and Basement Remodel Bldg Inspections inside of occupied dwellings by videos sent via https://webftp.wadsworthcity.com/  to khall@wadsworthcity.org

*(First, right click on your saved file and “send to” “compressed zip folder”)

Checklists of Items to be Shown in Video:
(from a normal viewing distance)

HVAC Inspection:
Interior:
□ Furnace Location and Clearances - All Sides
□ Furnace Vents - Rise, Length
□ Furnace Filter Compartment - Both Sides

   Sealed
□ Condensate Drain(s) - Furnace to Termination
□ Gas Line - Shutoff, Drip Leg
□ AC Line Insulation

Exterior:
□ Furnace Vent Termination
□ AC - Location, Level, Locking Access Port

   Caps

Basement Remodel Inspection:

□ General Panoramic of Walls and Ceiling
□ Treated Wood Plates and Studs - Contact with

    Floor and Walls□ Outside Walls - Fireblocking
    at Top Plate Between Foundation Sill Plate
□ Drops (Soffits) at Wall Intersections
□ Under Basement Stair Area
□ Ceiling Shutoff Valves to be Covered.
□ Furnace Area – Combustion Air Availability
□ Water Meter Location
□ Bath Fan Vent
□ Egress and CO/Smoke Alarm if Bedroom

Important Contacts

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Residential Construction Permit Applications

Contractor Registration & Permit Information

ONLY ELECTRICAL & HVAC CONTRACTORS PERFORMING RESIDENTIAL WORK WITHIN THE THE CITY ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED.

Commercial electrical and HVAC contractors obtain their registration from the Medina County Building Department.

Contractor Registration Application
Residential Electric Permit Application
Residential HVAC Permit Application
Residential Permit Fees
Electric Service Requirements
Elec & HVAC Registration & Permits

Roofing & Siding Permit Applications Must Include Plan Review & Building Permit Application