The County does not currently operate a Building Department. If the work is within a Local Municipality, then please contact the appropriate entity. If the work is within a Township, and the work is commercial, please contact the local Township entity and check to see if they have a relationship with a State of Ohio Certified Building Official and Inspector.
Another option is to contact the State of Ohio for plan review and permits. The Ohio Department of Commerce provides 2 lists of building departments and sub-departments for residential and commercial properties, which are certified by their Board of Building Standards.
For questions or more information, please contact the Lorain County Community Development Department at 440-328-2322 or email them.