Architectural Board of Review Submission Requirements and Fees

Architectural Board of Review Submission Requirements


  • Two (2) sets of complete plans and three (3) site plans providing measurements to all property lines.
  • Energy calculations (for new houses and room additions).
  • Photographs of the location at which the project is to be constructed and the neighboring properties.
  • A completed building permit application and addendum.
  • Tree survey (for new houses).
  • Color renderings (for signs and commercial buildings).
  • Color and material list for all exterior components, for all projects.
  • Cash or check for the appropriate fee (check payable to City of Beachwood).

  • Architectural Board of Review Submission Fees


    1329.08 SUBMISSION OF PLANS TO ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW AND CITY ARCHITECT FEES.


    (a) In addition to the fees required to be paid for building permits as provided in Section 1329.03, the following filing fees shall be collected from the applicant at the time plans and specifications are submitted and before a building permit may be issued:

    Minor alterations and repairs (up to $1,000 valuation, including signs) $20.00
    Major alterations and repairs (over $1,000 up to $25,000 valuation, including signs) $35.00
    Major alterations and repairs (over $25,000 up to $35,000 valuation, including signs) $45.00
    Major alterations and repairs (over $35,000 valuation, including signs) $75.00
    All new single and two-family residential buildings, including additions $100.00
    All new construction other than single and two-family residential buildings, including additions $175.00
    Exterior deck additions for residential and commercial $25.00
    Revisions to plans previously approved, required additional review $30.00

    Such fees shall cover the cost of architectural review, as provided for in Section 153.06. However, if the Architectural Board of Review determines that it is necessary to secure outside professional assistance and advice on plans, the cost of such professional services shall be paid by the applicant. In the case of a special meeting requested by the applicant, an additional fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) shall be paid by such applicant to cover the cost to each member of the Architectural Board of Review for their time at such special meeting.

    (b) In addition to the fees required to be paid for building permits as provided in Section 1329.03, and in addition to the fees required to be paid for examination by the Architectural Board of Review under subsection (a) hereof, filing fees shall be collected from the applicant at the time plans and specifications are submitted, and before a building permit can be issued, for those plans required to be reviewed by the City Plans Examiner, as specified in the administrative section of the Ohio Basic Building Code.