Basic Checklist: How do I open a business in Norwood?
Welcome to the City of Norwood! We are excited that you are interested in opening a business within city limits. Please use the link below for a preliminary checklist to help guide you through our process.
NOTE: The first step of this process is contacting Carri Town (513-458-4510 or [email protected]) in the Norwood Building Department, and provide half size architectural drawings for office use and storage.
Norwood Building Department
It is the mission of the City of Norwood Building Department to provide its diverse customer base with respect, while providing timely and knowledgeable service, and to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of Norwood’s citizens is preserved by verifying that all commercial and residential construction complies with the State of Ohio building codes.
Along with the above duties, the department is responsible for inspecting all residential and commercial properties and structures for compliance with the Norwood Housing and Property Code, so that existing properties are maintained to standards that not only assure the health, safety and welfare of citizens, but also encourage positive real estate property values.
NOTE: ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT, BROUGHT IN TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, APPROVED, PAID FOR, AND ISSUED PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK ON YOUR BUILDING OR ZONING PROJECT. BUILDING PERMITS ARE TO BE DISPLAYED DURING THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT UP UNTIL THE FINAL INSPECTION IS COMPLETED.
Need help? Contact us at 513-458-4510
Auditor Bond Form
The Auditor Bond form is needed when applying for a cement contractor license. Please ensure that you get the original document stamped by your Insurance Company and then bring it into the Auditor's Office. Then, you will bring the license to the Building Department to register and apply for a permit.
Board of Building Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and Planning Commission Application
Looking for an application for the Board of Building Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and Planning Commission? Please fill out the following permit application.
City Right of Way and Driveway Permit
Contractors must be bonded first for Norwood to work in the city right of way (see link). After the contractor is bonded and received their license, you will bring the license to the Building Department to register and apply for a permit.
Community Reinvestment Area Commercial Remodel
Norwood has a Community Reinvestment Area to promote economic and housing development. If your commercial property falls within Community Reinvestment Area, please fill out the following permit application and follow the guidelines that are established within the permit application.
Community Reinvestment Area Residential Remodel
Norwood has a Community Reinvestment Area to promote economic and housing development. If your residential property falls within Community Reinvestment Area, please fill out the following permit application and follow the guidelines that are established within the permit application.
If you are planning to add signage to your property, the following permit application must be filled out.
For more information on the Norwood sign code, please (see link).