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Additional Information

Meeting Dates

Being that time of the year when people are undertaking home projects, Moreland Hills Building Department would like to remind residents of the Village procedures for construction.



If your subdivision has a homeowners association, you need to check the by-laws to determine if your project is allowable. The homeowners association will issue you a letter if approved.



For the Village Planning Commission meeting dates and submittal deadlines click here. Subdivision lot splits and/or consolidation requests must go before the Planning Commission and then to Village Council for approval. Proposals need to be submitted to the Building Department 21 days prior to a scheduled meeting, by 1 pm, in order to be considered.



Requests for variances will be heard at the Board of Zoning Appeals meetings (dates listed here) immediately following the Planning Commission Meeting. Applications (located here) need to be submitted to the Building Department 21 days prior to a scheduled meeting, by 1pm, in order to be considered.



  • If you are proposing a new home, addition, alteration, accessory building shed, detached garage, etc. you will need to submit drawings in triplicate to the Building Department.
  • Swimming pools (inground allowed only), tennis courts, hot tubs, fences, decks, gazebos, patios and retaining walls all require a permit.


Village Guidelines

For planning and zoning submittal guidelines, click here. Additional information and answers to your questions can be provided by calling the Building Department at 440-248-1188 or email building@morelandhills.com.


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