Welcome to the Village of Newburgh Heights Housing and Building Department.
HOUSING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT NOTICE
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio, the Housing and Building Department will be conducting business online, or by appointment, for the foreseeable future.
THE HOUSING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN. PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE WORK IS STARTED UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY. PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO BE OBTAINED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANY EMERGENCY. PERMIT FEES CAN BE PAID BY CHECK, MONEY ORDER, CREDIT CARD. ALLOW AMPLE TIME FOR PAYMENTS TO BE RECEIVCED AND PERMITS TO BE PROCESSED BEFORE WORK IS SCHEDULED. THE STATE OF OHIO ALLOWS 30 DAYS TO BE PROCESSED.
2020/2021 RENTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31ST.
All permit forms, rental permit applications, contractor registrations, point of sale application and other forms can be found out on the website. Please visit the website for Housing and Building contact information, forms and other important Housing and Building information.
POINT OF SALES WILL BE STILL BE CONDUCTED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We are committed to assisting residents and others who work in the Village. Please be safe and continue to reach out to us for resources and housing guidance.
In 2018 and 2019, the Village of Newburgh Heights Housing and Building Department (the ‘Department’) conducted the Curbside Inspection Program. We want to thank all of the homeowners that worked with us to make repairs, big and small, and we’d like to congratulate owners that achieved an excellent rating!
Many residents have made significant investments to their properties and have really made their houses and lawn look great. Since starting the Home Maintenance Grant Program, the Village has awarded 36 grants totaling over $34,000.00 to seniors and military veterans. We will be continuing this program in 2020, and in addition, we have gathered up housing and other resources available to Newburgh Heights’ residents to create a Resource Directory. We are encouraging everyone to contact the Housing and Building Department about resources you may be able to access through Cuyahoga County and Newburgh Heights. The Village has been designated s a Community Reinvestment Area which allows us to offer opportunities to save money to those residents looking to larger remodeling projects.
This year, the Curbside Program will slightly change. The work we have done over the last two years has allowed us to rate our properties so that moving forward we can focus on those structures of particular concern. It has also uncovered that we have some common problems such as overgrown trees and deteriorating garages that are causing health and safety issues. We are encouraging all property owners to take a good look at their garage, especially in back. Village ordinances do require a garage if room permits and so it is important to maintain your garage before repairs become so large that the structure must be demolished and replaced. A new garage can easily cost over $10,000! This summer, the Department will be focusing on these two issues specifically. We will not be conducting full inspections of every property in the Village.
If you received a Curbside Inspection in 2018 or 2019 and corrected all violations on your report, you will NOT be re-inspected in 2020 unless a serious issue or garage violation has occurred since your last inspection. However, if you own a property with serious violations that have not been corrected or new issues have occurred, you are still required to work with the Housing and Building Department to make the required repairs and will receive a notification.
Please note, the Housing Inspector is Hilary Schickler. She will be wearing an ID badge and will be driving a Newburgh Heights vehicle. If you have information regarding and issue or eyesore property please contact the Housing and Building Department through the Village’s website, or call us Monday-Thursday, 9am-3:30pm, and Friday, 9am-3pm. Keep in mind that our offices are open until 5pm, but due to new safety protocols the hours to call us directly have been shortened.
As a reminder, The Curbside Inspection Program supports the Housing and Building Department goals to minimize and correct exterior building code violations to provide lasting benefits for the Village of Newburgh Heights, such as;
- Maintaining the exterior of residential structures to stabilize and increase property values in Newburgh Heights,
- Creating and maintaining a healthy housing stock for future generations and attract new development, and,
- Bringing the exterior of housing structures into compliance with applicable building codes and/or enabling homeowners to avoid building code violations.
In 2000, Newburgh Heights established a non-residential Building Department which has fostered the growth to a full-time professional Housing and Building Department that serves as an important partner to property owners, business owners and all residents who call Newburgh Heights home. We support current and new development and efforts to help keep the Village’s housing stock healthy and growing. We are committed to guiding and helping our resident’s live well in Newburgh Heights whether they are a first-time home owner to a long-time renter. We encourage you to contact our offices to learn more about services offered to all residents or to get guidance and information on issues related to owning a home or business in Newburgh Heights.
The Housing and Building Department of the Village of Newburgh Heights is dedicated to supporting residents, home-owners, and business owners to be successful while fostering a sense of home-town pride in the community. We are committed to forming lasting partnerships within the Village of Newburgh Heights that will advance growth while offering support and guidance to protect and maintain Newburgh Height’s valuable housing stock. We pledge that the members of the Housing and Building Department team will be professional and will provide quality customer service to all who live and work in the Village of Newburgh Heights, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through fair interpretation and enforcement of current Newburgh Heights’ ordinances and State building code
NOTICE OF BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING
The Village of Newburgh Heights Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Village Hall Council Chambers located at 3801 Harvard Ave in Newburgh Heights and virtually. Residents may view the public meeting live on the Village of Newburgh Heights Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NewburghHeights/.
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes (6-18-2020)
III. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law relating 5217 Brow Avenue
IV. Public Comment
V. Discussion/Action on Application
Posted at Village Hall, Village Website, and in the Neighborhood News, and mailed, July 8, 2020.
NOTICE FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
The Planning Commission of the Village of Newburgh Heights will meet on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:00pm in the Village Hall Council Chambers located at 3801 Harvard Ave in Newburgh Heights and virtually. Residents may view the public meeting live on the Village of Newburgh Heights Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NewburghHeights/.
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of minutes (4/232020)
III. Approval of minutes (5/28/2020)
IV. Review of application and site plans to develop parcel 511-09-010
V. Public comment
Posted at Village Hall, Village website, in the Neighborhood News and mailed, July 8, 2020.
Did you know?
Smoke and CO2 Detectors are required in all rental properties. Be sure to check that all smoke and CO2 detectors have batteries and are working properly. Inform your landlord when a detector stops working or if it is missing. Smoke detectors are required in every bedroom and in the common areas. Click Here for instructions on how to install a smoke or CO2 detector and other valuable information. Remember, if you smell gas open windows and call your landlord or gas company.
Housing and Building Commissioner
Housing & Building Department
3801 Harvard Avenue
Newburgh Heights, OH 44105
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