The Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals is a 5-memberbody responsible for hearing appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the Commissioner of Building and Housing, or any other administrative official or agency of the City, relating to the location, design, materials, construction, alteration, repair, equipment, use or occupancy, maintenance, removal or demolition of any building or other structure, or appurtenance connected or attached to such buildings or structures, regulated by the Building Code of the City of Cleveland.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals has suspended the filing of all in-person appeals. Download ( http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/bbs/BBSBA-Application.pdf ) and mail the application along with the applicable fee to:
Under the conditions specified by law, the Board of Building Standards & Building Appeals will be conducting virtual meetings in a limited capacity using the WebEx Platform. This will include limited agenda items to initiate the process to ensure we can appropriately evaluate the process.
The Board of Building Standards & Building Appeals meetings will be also be live streamed on YouTube.
In order to keep the WebEx session to a manageable size we are asking individuals that wish to participate in the meeting to contact the Board of Building Standards & Building Appeals office by phone or email (email is preferred). Those individuals not planning to comment on any agenda item during the WebEx session are encouraged to view one of the live streams.
To contact the Board of Building Standards & Building Appeals office and request access to the WebEx meeting email us at BBSA@clevelandohio.gov.
We ask that you include the name of the project you plan to comment on when requesting access to the WebEx meeting.
2021 Meeting Dates (PDF)
Please note: All files are in the Adobe Acrobat format.
Instructions to Appellant for Filing Appeals
To File an Appeal
**APPEAL APPLICATION MUST BE EITHER MAILED IN OR HAND DELIVERED ALONG WITH APPLICABLE FEE**
All preparations, including notices, necessary for the hearing of an appeal will be executed by this office after the receipt of all items listed above.
Meetings are held twice a month on Wednesday's at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Center located on the 5th floor in room 514 or virtually via WebEx.
Check the Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals webpage for hearing dates: http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/bza/bbs.html
Approved and adopted resolutions can be located in The City Record: http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/legislation-laws/the-city-record
For further information, you may email BBSA@clevelandohio.gov or contact this office during normal business hours 216-664-2418.
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City Hall Room 516
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-664-2418 • 216-664-2631 (fax)
***For the quickest response please email us.***