The Building Commissioner is the head of the Building Inspections Division and is appointed by the Mayor. Administratively, the Building Inspections Department is considered to be part of the Department of Public Service. As such, the Building Commissioner reports to the Director of Public Service.
The Building Inspections Division is primarily responsible for conducting building, electrical, housing, zoning and various other types of inspections of structures within the city. In addition, the Building Inspections Division is also responsible for the registration of specialty permits to all contractors and general public wishing to develop within the City of Barberton (i.e.: electrical, HVAC, plumbing and sewer tapping contractors).
The Building Department collects the State mandated 3% fee for commercial permits and 1% fee for residential permits. This fee is in addition to the regular permit fee for all commercial and residential Building, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Permits.
Property Maintenance Enforcement
The Building Department personnel conduct inspections to ensure that all properties are in compliance with City of Barberton regulations. Please feel free to contact the department should you have any concerns regarding the condition of any property within the City.