Closing of a street requires the Village Mayor’s approval. He should be contacted at 614-486-6993 to discuss the request.
Building permits are required for the construction of any new structure, room addition, renovations, sheds, decks, swimming pool, and commercial tent as well as roof, window, and siding/exterior covering replacement and basement waterproofing. If you are planning building improvements or renovations, please contact the Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at 614-481-6204 for information about building permits and the need for a variance. Applications for variances must be filed with the Marble Cliff Fiscal Officer no later than 30 days before the meeting at which Council will consider the request (see VARIANCE PROCESS section). To view the building permit procedure, fee schedule, and permit forms click on the following:
Residential Building Permit Application Procedure
Building Permit Form
Electrical Permit Form
Fire Detection/Suppression Burglar Alarm Permit
Gas Piping Permit Form
HVAC Permit Form
Plumbing Permit Form
Contractor Registration Application and Bond Form
Contractor On-line Registration
Siding/Exterior Covering Permit Form
Window Replacement Permit Form
Roofing Permit (residential) Form
Deck (Building Permit Form)
Basement waterproofing (Building Permit Form)
Shed (Building Permit Form)
Open burning is prohibited within Village limits.
All businesses are required to register with the City of Columbus Tax Division. Home-based businesses must also register with the Fiscal Officer at Village Hall. Click here to download the Home Business Registration Form.
Fences and walls are regulated by the Village and require a permit before construction starts. Fences and walls higher than 4 feet also require a variance. Generally, fences may be constructed of any standard fence material except chain link and may not be electrified or have barbed wire. The smooth finished side must face outward toward neighboring properties. Any below ground electrical fence shall be placed so that it is five feet from side and rear property lines and five feet from the property side of all public sidewalk edges. Contact Village Hall for specific details or look at FENCE Section 154.079 of the ordinance at http://amlegal.com/library/oh/marblecliff.shtml
Before a fire alarm or burglar alarm system is installed, a permit must be obtained from the Grandview Heights Building Department. Homeowners with automatic alarm systems are required to provide a key vault as approved by the Grandview Fire Official.
Residents are not required to have a permit to hold a garage sale.
Mobile storage containers are permitted in any residential area within the Village for a maximum of 72 hours. The Mayor is authorized to issue a permit extending the time period not to exceed 30 days. The permit is not renewable.
The Marble Cliff sign ordinance is highly restrictive in order to insure and maintain the residential character of our neighborhood. Village Code permits the following signs to be displayed in the R-1 Residential District:
Code DOES NOT permit display of any other kind of sign, including those of:
If a resident wishes to display a prohibited sign for no more than 60 days, a temporary sign permit application must be submitted to Village Hall. After review of the application and proposed sign design, the Mayor or his designee may authorize the request or defer the decision to Village Council for its approval or disapproval at a regularly scheduled Council meeting. NO business advertising signs or non-profit organization signs are permitted on any residential property. Contact Village Hall for specific details or look at SIGN Section 154.125-154.127 of the ordinances at http://amlegal.com/library/oh/marblecliff.shtml
Residents must apply for and receive Council’s approval for installation of a swimming pool before seeking a building permit. There will be a $100 application fee.