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City of Akron

The City of Akron as well as the Summit County Dept of Building Standards will review all project being constructed with in the City of Akron.

The Plans & Permits Center is responsible for the distribution of plans to the following departments:

  • Akron FireDepartment – Fire Prevention
  • Zoning Department
  • Engineering Bureau – Environmental Division
  • Public Utilities – Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Backflow Prevention
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance
  • Public Utilities – Water Reclamation Facility
  • Public Utilities – Right-of-Way
  • Public Works – Engineering Services
  • Public Works – Street Lighting
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Communications Division
  • Akron Police Department – Addressing Verification

Submittal requirements for review: 

  1. The project address or legal description, with SITE PLAN for address to be assigned. Note: Akron Police will assign all addresses.
  2. Name, address, parcel number (if known), and telephone number for designer, contractor (if known), owner, and occupant
  3. Estimated total project cost including labor and materials
  4. Signature of person primarily responsible for preparation of the plans
  5. Plan exam fee, which is based on the estimated cost of the site development cost including labor and materials. This fee is to be paid at the time of submittal. This fee covers the first three plan submittals; additional fees will be assessed if additional plans are required.
  6. The number of plans shall be submitted as follows; 1 full set and an electronic copy (i.e. cd or email). We will notify you if any additional copies are needed. You must call Summit County Board of Building Standards to find out how many sets of plans they require. 
  7. ALL PLAN SUBMITTALS HAVE A 14 DAY REVIEW PERIOD.
  8. All fire alarm and fire suppression plans should be submitted electronically.
  9. All exterior work must have a SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) submitted to the City of Akron for review. If work will be covering 1 acre or more of land a SWPPP must be submitted to Summit Soil and Water and approved before Akron Approval will be given.

 

Construction Types and Reviewers

New Building, Alterations, and Additions

  • Akron FireDepartment – Fire Prevention
  • Zoning
  • Engineering Bureau – Environmental Division
  • Public Utilities – Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Backflow Prevention
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance
  • Public Utilities – Water Reclamation Facility
  • Public Utilities – Right-of-Way
  • Public Works – Engineering Services
  • Public Works – Street Lighting
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Communications
  • Akron Police Department – Addressing Verification

Building Remodeling (Interior Only)

  • Akron FireDepartment – Fire Prevention
  • Zoning
  • Public Utilities – Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance
  • Public Utilities – Water Reclamation Facility
  • Akron Police Department – Addressing Verification

Building Remodeling (Exterior Only)

  • Akron FireDepartment – Fire Prevention
  • Zoning
  • Engineering Bureau – Environmental Division
  • Public Utilities – Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance
  • Public Utilities – Water Reclamation Facility
  • Public Utilities – Right-of-Way
  • Akron Police Department – Addressing Verification

Parking Lots (Additions or New)

  • Zoning
  • Engineering Bureau – Environmental Division
  • Public Utilities – Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance
  • Public Utilities – Right-of-Way
  • Public Works – Engineering Services
  • Akron Police Department – Addressing Verification

Canopies and Awnings

  • Zoning
  • Fire Prevention
  • Public Works – Engineering Services

Building Razing

  • Engineering Bureau – Environmental Division
  • Public Utilities - Water Distribution
  • Public Utilities – Sewer Maintenance

Fire Alarm/Suppression

  • Akron FireDepartment – Fire Prevention
  • Public Utilities - Water Distribution

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