Applications for Exterior Alterations and Additions

If you plan to make any alterations or additions to your home that require the approval of the standards committee, please print and complete the appropriate application from the list below and submit it with the application fee to us at 2419 Lee Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118-1206, Attention: Standards. Please review the relevant preservation guidelines and policy bulletins before completing your application. We will take into account the intent of your proposal and will also consider the counsel of our resident architect, building contractor, roofing consultant, preservationist, or landscape consultant. We will review your application as quickly as possible and notify you once a decision has been made.

If you have any questions about the application or are unable to print an application, you can leave us a message at 216-932-8952 or email us at You should obtain FHHO approval before beginning work on a project to avoid delays and complications. Please keep in mind that our review and approval is in addition to and independent of a city permit.