Effective 8:00 am Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
On Sunday March 22ND, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a “Stay at Home” Order.
To ensure the safety of both our customers and our employees, the Lake County Building Inspection Department is requesting that all submittals (building packets and individual permits) be made either digitally or via mail service. In addition, there is a drop of / pick up box downstairs in the lobby for submissions and applications. We are requesting that you only use the drop off / pick up option as a last resort. Drop off / pick up hours are from 9:00am – 2:pm.
Until further notice the office window will be closed. We are requesting that all customers call in advance before coming to pick up permits and/or plans to receive specific instruction.
Our department will continue doing inspections with the exception of any occupied residences or businesses unless it is an emergency as we are trying to limit contact with the public. With regard to inspections, we are encouraging everyone to call as early as possible to schedule an appointment. We will only be taking calls to schedule inspections from 8:00am – 2:00pm. Our department is committed to serving the public but without putting the health of our staff or the public at risk. Due to potential staffing shortages, we cannot guarantee next day inspection availability. During inspections we are requesting that everyone practice the social distancing guidelines set by the CDC. Our inspectors reserve the right to cancel or leave an inspection if they feel for any reason their health safety may be at risk.
We know that this is not the ideal situation, and there may be delays; but we feel the safety of everyone is of the utmost importance. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this uncertain time.
Lake County Building Department
Residential Document Digital submittal.
For Commercial Digital Submittals please email the office for information.
Following is general information from the Lake County Health District:
The best prevention against COVID-19 and other infectious disease remains to:
· Wash your hands often
· Stay home when you’re not feeling well, or have a cough, fever, or other illness
· Cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often
· Practice social distancing. Maintain a six-foot radius between yourself and others.
If you are feeling ill, and have signs of fever or respiratory illness, please contact your healthcare provider first before going to any healthcare facility. Please also consider using telemedicine options that may be available to you. Testing is available via healthcare providers only, and may be limited to those exhibiting severe illness. Lake County General Health District does not provide COVID-19 testing.
If you have any questions please call our main line before attempting to drop off any information