Cleveland Facade Ordinance Resource

April 12, 2016
The City of Cleveland recently passed a comprehensive facade ordinance that will take effect in early June. Once in effect, the facade of applicable buildings at least fifty years old must have an inspection completed and report filed with the City within one year; buildings between thirty and fifty years old must complete the same within two years. Applicable buildings include those at least 75 feet or five stories above grade, whichever is shorter, and have a protected distance equal to or less than its height.

We invite you to view and bookmark WJE's new information resource for everything you need to know about the ordinance and its requirements and deadlines. You will find information about:

  • Legislation status
  • Ordinance administration
  • Buildings requiring inspection
  • Inspection and reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Other related links of interest

WJE can help you navigate through the complexities of the new ordinance and assist you with any inspection and reporting needs. For more information, please contact Mark Churpek at (216) 642-2300 or at

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