Phone: (440) 247-5055
Fax: (440) 247-3755
Building Official: Jeff Filarski
Phone: (440) 399-0810
Plan Review & Inspections: SAFEbuilt
Phone: (440) 399 – 0850
To schedule an inspection please contact SAFEbuilt at 440-399-0850 Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:45 am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3:45 pm.
24 hour minimum notice for all inspections
Please be prepared to give the following information when scheduling your inspection:
- Permit number
- Contractor contact name
- Phone number
Permits Required for Outdoor Projects
Building permits are required for all fences, accessory buildings (sheds, detached garages), decks, pavilions, outdoor fireplaces, patios, pools, retaining walls over 4 feet high, drainage systems in yard, driveway resurfacing or replacement, etc.
This is not a complete list. Please contact the Building Official with your project to determine if a permit is required.
Building Code: The 2019 Residential Code of Ohio is used for building in Bentleyville. The Code is available at:
Permits for Other Work
Property owners are required by law to obtain a permit or “license” for work on their properties that require permits. Please call the Building Department with any questions you may have regarding if a permit is required for the work at your property, or if one was obtained by your contractor.
Why Do I Need Approvals and Inspections?
Please review the attached information: PDF: Why Do I Need Approvals and Inspections?
Planning and Zoning Information
Village of Bentleyville
Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. as needed
All submittals to the Planning Commission must be made at least two weeks prior to the meeting of the Planning Commission at which action is desired
Types of Projects that Require Planning & Zoning Commission Review and/or Council Approval
Property line walls or entry feature fences
Subdivisions: Two lots or more
Lot Splits and Consolidations
Changing land contour, grade; topsoil removal
Riparian Area Conditional Use Permits
Basic Zoning Information
See codified ordinances Chapters 12 & 14 for other zoning and building information.
Lot Size Sec. (1266.03)
- 60,000 square feet
- 43,560 square feet in a subdivision
- Front – 120′ to center of street
- Side – 35′ / Rear – 50′
Height of Building
- Two (2) stories or 35′
- 30% of lot maximum
- One (1) main dwelling per lot
- Minimum frontage 200′ or 60 ft on cul de sac
- Max height – two (2) stories or 35 ft.
- Max lot coverage by buildings – 15%
See section 1266.02 for zoning requirements for the following:
- Unattached Garages
- Animal sheds
- Gazebos / Decorative structures
- Pool houses
Two sets of drawings, two weeks prior to meeting
- 25′ to rear lot line
- 35′ to side line
22′ wide, 24′ deep
See section 1270.03 of the codified ordinances
See Section 1276 of the codified ordinances
Before a permit is granted for a new dwelling, all water permits and fees must be paid in addition to a connection fee