Code Enforcement

Solon Code Enforcement’s primary mission is to protect the lives, safety, and property of everyone who lives, works or visits our community. The department serves this mission through the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances related to shore land zoning, land use regulation, plumbing, subsurface waste disposal, electrical, life safety and building standards.

Staff and committee members are available to assist property owners with questions and project development. The combination of education and enforcement is crucial to protect the health, safety and welfare of all.

Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for reviewing and approving Building Permits, Site Plan Permits, Subdivision Permits, and other land use ordinances. The board is also responsible for updating land use and related ordinances as prescribed by changes accepted by the town through adopted articles at town meetings to include comprehensive plans, separate ordinance request (such as the flood plain management ordinance), and other articles as proposed and approved. All development request forms, permits and related documentation are available at the town office.

Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), Local Plumbing Inspector (LPI), Local Health Officer (LHO)

The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for the administering and enforcement of all Town ordinances, as well as adopted codes relating to building construction within the Town of Solon. It is recommended that you contact the Code Enforcement Officer prior to the start of new construction to inquire as to which permits will be applicable to your operation. Permits can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.

Building Permits & Zoning

Building permits are required. In 1977 the Town of Solon enacted a building ordinance.  This ordinance also provided for a fine, not to exceed $100.00 per day that a violation of the ordinance continued.  In 1989 & 2003 the voters amended the ordinance, requiring that a building permit be issued by the Solon Planning Board PRIOR to the construction or placement of any structure that exceeds 200 square feet of floor space and for an addition that exceeds 100 square feet.

Building permit applications are available online (see below), at the Town Office or from any member of the Planning Board. Site plans are required to accompany every building permit.  Planning Board members will offer any assistance to anyone needing help in completing an application. Please check out the FAQ or contact the Planning Board with any questions about residential or commercial building, construction, land use, addition or renovation projects.

  • Planning Board: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7 PM (Dec-Mar only the 1st of the month)
  • Code Enforcement Officer: By appointment only***
  • Plumbing Inspector: By appointment only***

Please visit our Documents section for applications, ordinances, maps, zoning and other forms.

Subsurface Wastewater & Plumbing

If plumbing is required, you must obtain appropriate permits from the Licensed Plumbing Inspector. Plumbing inspectors shall inspect all plumbing for which permits are granted, within their respective municipalities, to ensure compliance with state rules and municipal ordinances and investigate all construction or work covered by those rules and ordinances.

Local Health Officer

The LHO monitors his or her community through identifying and/or responding to immediate and trends in health risks to individuals or the community through town resident queries and/or the sharp eye of the LHO.

Animal Welfare

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E-911 Addressing

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