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:

  1. Permit number
  2. Contractor
  3. Contractor contact name
  4. 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

Meeting Dates:
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
All Variances

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′

Lot Coverage

  • 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%

Accessory Buildings
See section 1266.02 for zoning requirements for the following:

  • Unattached Garages
  • Sheds
  • Animal sheds
  • Decks
  • Gazebos / Decorative structures
  • Pool houses

Planning Submittals
Two sets of drawings, two weeks prior to meeting


  • 25′ to rear lot line
  • 35′ to side line

Minimum dimensions:
22′ wide, 24′ deep

See section 1270.03 of the codified ordinances

See Section 1276  of the codified ordinances

Water Tie-ins
Before a permit is granted for a new dwelling, all water permits and fees must be paid in addition to a connection fee