Planning and Zoning Submission Requirements and Fees

Planning and Zoning Submission Requirements 

A Planning and Zoning Application (PDF) filled out completely along with the following:

  • The proposed site development plan locating the building and improvements intended to be developed.
  • Aerial photo depicting property and surrounding area.
  • Drawings for new and/or changed landscape plans. 
  • All of the Zoning Code requirements for the proposed use (Box Score (PDF)).
  • Copy of real estate taxes for property from Cuyahoga County Auditor.
  • Must submit two (2) hard copies and email all documents to the Building Department.

Please note: The Building Department only accepts cash or check made payable to "City of Beachwood" (credit cards are not accepted).

 Planning and Zoning Submission Fees

1329.10 Application Filing Fees for Planning and Zoning Commission; Cash Deposit for Additional PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
(a) A non-refundable filing fee in the amount of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) shall be paid to the City for each application submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(b) In addition to any other fees or deposits required by other sections of the Codified Ordinances, the Building Commissioner, or Director of Finance shall charge and collect a deposit as listed below, for expenses incurred for additional plan review services by the City Engineer, Law Department, City Planner, or other professional services rendered as a result of the application for a building permit, the review of preliminary and final site development plans, rezoning applications, and/or any application which is heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission and/or City Council.
(c) A cash deposit in the following schedule shall be submitted in addition to the filing fee listed in part (A) at the time of application to the Planning and Zoning Commission and/or Council:

Zoning District: U-1, A-1,U-1, A-2, U-2, U-2A
Includes all applications to Planning Commission and/or Council except applications for lot splits and/or
consolidation plats, easements, and any application required to be recorded with the County Recorder's Office.
Deposit: $300.00
Zoning District: All other zoning districts for new buildings or additions.Deposit: $750.00
All lot split and/or consolidation plats, easements, and any application required to be recorded
with the County Recorder's Office.
Deposit: $1,000.00
All other applications including, but not limited to, special use permits, conditional use permits,
use variances, minor amendments or revisions to an existing site plan, etc.
Deposit: $300.00

(d) Charges for the professional services of the Engineer, Law Director, City Planner and/or any other professional services shall be the rates set forth in their contracts.
(e)  Once approval has been granted by the City Engineer and/or the Planning and Zoning Commission for any project which requires inspectional services, by the City Engineer, the following shall be placed on deposit prior to the issuance of any building permit required under Chapter 1329:

Engineering Deposit

Estimated Total Cost of ConstructionAmount of Deposit
100,000 or less$2,500.00
More than 100,000 to 500,000$4,000.00
More than 500,000 to 1,000,000$5,000.00
More than 1,000,000$10,000.00

Any Planning and Zoning applicant whose submission requires Council approval, must attend the scheduled Council meeting or the submission will be referred to the next meeting.
Most Planning and Zoning Submissions require both a preliminary and final approval. This allows the applicant to address all comments and concerns and reply to same made by Planning and Zoning commission members, staff and consultants for their final submission.

In the event that a special meeting or work session is called at the request of the property owner or developer, then the property owner or developer shall prepay the costs to the City for the members’ compensation and any other administrative expenses at the rate of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per meeting. (Ordinance 1999-195. Passed 8-7-00.)