Residential Rental Occupancy Permit

Dear Rental Unit Owner,

Please be advised that Solon City Council approved final passage of Resolution 2011-111 requiring that all residential rental units in the city be registered and inspected on a tri-annual basis.  

In accordance with Chapter 1489 of the Building & Housing Code, you are hereby required to apply for a Residential Rental Unit Occupancy Permit.  

A fee will be required at the time that the application is made of $100 dollars for each Single-Family home rental unit and $75 dollars for each rental unit within a duplex structure. Multi-family/apartment rental units will be charged a fee of $160 dollars for the first three units in a building plus $30 dollars for each additional unit in the building. 

You are required to schedule an inspection of each rental unit in your ownership by the City of Solon Building Department beginning January 1, 2024. Inspections must be completed and compliant before December 31, 2026. For your convenience, you can schedule this inspection at change of occupancy where possible, however, at least one inspection shall be made before December 31, 2026. Each Rental property must be compliant with the minimum health and safety standards as outlined in the Ohio Building Code. Inspections are to be scheduled by calling the City of Solon Planning Department at (440) 349-6327.

For convenience you can apply online or download the application form and mail the completed application and check made payable to the City of Solon. Please mail your completed application along with payment to City of Solon, Attn: Planning Department, 34200 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio 44139.

Residential Rental Occupancy Permit Applications

Online Applications and Payment

PDF Application (Return with check)

Additional Forms & Information

Tenant Information SheetRental Status Reporting Form
Chapter 1489 - Residential Rental Occupancy Permit OrdinanceChapter 1289 - Prohibited Uses and Property Conditions

Please remember that the State of Ohio requires owners of rental property to register their rental properties with Cuyahoga County Auditor. Information on registering is available from the Cuyahoga County Auditor's website.

If you have questions about the Residential Rental Occupancy Permit procedures, please call the City of Solon Planning Department at (440) 349-6327.