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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.

 

A member of the staff will be available to take your calls, answer emails and conduct most business of the department Monday-Thursday from 9am-3:30pm and Fridays, 9am-3pm. 

 

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.

 

 

CURBSIDE PROGRAM

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.

Mission Statement

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

News/Announcements

NOTICE FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

 

The Village of Newburgh Heights. Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at Village Hall, Council Chambers, located at 3801 Harvard Avenue in the Village of Newburgh Heights, Ohio and via an online conferencing.

 AGENDA

 I. Call to Order

II. Approval of minutes

III. Review and recommendation of Ordinance 2020-10, AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING ZONING REGULATIONS FOR TOBACCO PRODUCT STORES AND VAPING PRODUCT STORES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

IV. Public comment

V. Action

VI. Adjournment

Posted at Village Hall, Village website, April 9, 2020, and in the Neighborhood News, May 13, 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.

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Housing and Building Commissioner
Kristine Pagsuyoin
216-641-2716
kpagsuyoin@newburgh-oh.gov

Contact Information
Housing & Building Department
3801 Harvard Avenue
Newburgh Heights, OH 44105

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Business Hours as Of February 9, 2020:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Administrative Assistant
Addie Jensen
216-641-4654

ajensen@newburgh-oh.gov

Housing Inspector
Hilary Schickler
216-337-7327
hschickler@newburgh-oh.gov

Certified Building Official
Anthony Carbone