Summit County Building Inspection Department

The Summit County Building Inspection Department is where all building permit processes begin. We take in all permit applications, route them to relevant internal review agencies, issue building permits, enforce code requirements and conduct building inspections.

Public Meetings:

  • Monday, April 30th from 1pm to 3pm in the Mount Royal Room, County Commons
  • Tuesday, May 21st from 11am to 1pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons

Meeting topic will be on 2018 International Code Council (ICC) series Building Code Adoption and applicable amendments, discussed in an open format.  The meeting will be both informative and part of the process to form our amendment package for the building codes used over the next six years.

Schedule a Building Inspection or View Permits
Summit County building inspections can be easily scheduled online with eTRAKiT.  If you are having difficulty logging in with your username, click here to setup a new account and relink your active permits. 

Building Permits


Per the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC), permits are required for all new structures, alterations to existing structures, remodels, decks, hot tubs and window replacements. We do not require a permit for re-roofing unless the scope of work includes structural changes to the roof.

Find out more about the various types of building permits required by Summit County.

Submitting Permit Applications


All permit applications must include a complete application form and the required accompanying submittal documents. All permit applications must be submitted in person. Learn more about submittals.

Application Review

 
The Building Inspection Department brings in permit applications, plans and other construction documents and routes them through all the appropriate internal review agencies within Summit County government. Find out more about the application review process.

Building Inspections

 
All permitted projects are required to have a series of inspections to ensure conformance with approved contract documents. Find out about building inspections.

Codes & Amendments

 
The Building Inspection Department has adopted the 2012 International Code.
Council (ICC) code series for all permitted projects. We enforce the 2017 National Electric Code. Additionally, we have amended the codes for local conditions. View our 2012 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) code series.

We have also adopted a sustainable building code (pdf) with which every new residential development and residential addition in Summit County must comply.