Building & Community Development
| Department Overview|
The Building and Community Development Department is responsible for reviewing all submissions to the department regarding Planning and Zoning and Architectural Board of Review. We review and approve all construction documents prior to project commencing. We schedule all required inspections and answer questions related to aforementioned. Community Development's function is to coordinate and oversee all City of Beachwood long and short range Planning activities relating to development in the City.
Please note: The Building & Community Development Department only accepts cash or check made payable to "City of Beachwood" (credit cards are not accepted).
The Building and Community Development Department’s primary functions are:
Need to find a reliable contractor? Follow these helpful TIPS (PDF) provided by the Building Department.
The Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Loan enables eligible low-and-moderate income homeowners in eligible Cuyahoga County communities to make repairs or replacements to the following four components of a home: Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC/Furnace.
The Home Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) allows homeowners to borrow money for home repair or remodeling projects. HELP has no restrictions on a borrower’s income and few limitations on what improvements can be made to a property.
Through the Heritage Home Loan Program, the County partners with the Cleveland Restoration Society to help provide the funds you need to modernize your older home and make energy efficiency improvements.
View more information and online applications with the Cuyahoga County Department of Development.