CODE OF ORDINANCES: For your convenience, the Marble
Code or Ordinances is available for your review at
The site permits you to search by topic of interest. Because the Code
is periodically updated, you may wish to
contact Village Hall at 486-6993 for any recent updates.
VARIANCE PROCESS: All requests for variance must be
received by the Fiscal Officer at least 30 days before the monthly
Council meeting when Council will consider the request. Contact
Village Hall for details or look at VARIANCE Section 154.156 of the
ZONING: Land usage within the Village is regulated so as
to promote and protect the public health, safety, comfort,
and general welfare of the community. Zoning ordinances may be
reviewed by clicking on
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: As
you work in the Village of Marble Cliff, we ask that you be aware
of the following regulations:
The Village of Marble
Cliff prohibits contractor yard signs of any type placed anywhere
on the property where you are providing services.
Section 154.125 (I) of the Codified
Ordinances of the Village of Marble Cliff provides a penalty of up to
$200 per violation per day.
In the Village of Marble
Cliff, any construction work requiring a variance must be completed
within one year of the effective date of the ordinance granting the
variance or the variance expires and the property owner must seek
All construction activity within the
Village of Marble Cliff which creates noise and disruption to the
neighborhood must be limited to Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00
PM, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday and is prohibited on Sunday.
The Village of Marble Cliff has a 2%
income tax on all income earned while working within the Village of
Marble Cliff. The Village’s income tax is administered by the City of
Columbus, Income Tax Division.
DUMPING AND SEWER CONNECTIONS:
clean Village with clean water is a goal of the Village. Citizens are
encouraged to report illegal dumping and illicit sewer connections to
Village Hall (486-6993) for further investigation. Confidentiality
will be maintained.
DIGGING/UTILITY LOCATION: Before you dig and possibly
sever a gas or electrical line, contact OUPS at
8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764 or
It could save a life!
- BLOCK PARTY PERMIT:
Closing of a street requires the Village Mayor’s approval. He should
be contacted at 486-6993 to discuss the request.
- BUILDING PERMIT:
Building permits are required for the construction of any new
structure, room addition, renovations, shed over 100
square feet, deck, swimming pool, and commercial tent.
If you are planning building improvements or renovations, please
contact the Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at
481-6204 for information about building permits and the need for a
variance. Applications for variances must be filed with the
Marble Cliff Fiscal Officer no later than 30 days before the meeting at which
Council will consider the request (see VARIANCE PROCESS above). To view the
building permit process, click on the following:
- BURNING PERMIT: Open
burning is prohibited within Village limits.
- BUSINESS PERMIT: All
businesses are required to register with the City of Columbus Tax
Division. Home based businesses must also register with the
Fiscal Officer at Village Hall. Click here to download the Home Business Registration Form.
- DEMOLITION PERMIT:
Demolition may require a demolition permit before work
commences. Contact Village Hall at 486-6993 for details. Click here
to download the
or Demolition Permit.
- FENCE PERMIT: Fences
and walls are regulated by the Village and require a permit before
construction starts. Fences and walls higher than 4 feet also
require a variance. Generally, fences may be constructed of any standard fence
material except chain link and may not be electrified or have barbed
wire. The smooth finished side must face outward toward neighboring
Any below ground electrical fence shall
be placed so that it is five feet from side and rear property lines
and five feet from the property side of all public sidewalk edges. Contact Village Hall for specific details or look at
FENCE Section 154.079 of the ordinance at
- FIRE ALARM PERMIT: Before a
fire alarm system is installed, a permit must be obtained from the
Grandview Heights Building Department. Homeowners with automatic
alarm systems are required to provide a key vault as approved by the
Grandview Fire Official.
- GARAGE SALES: Residents
are not required to have a permit to hold a garage sale.
BUSINESSES IN MARBLE CLIFF
must complete a Home Business Registration form and file it with the
Fiscal Officer. Click here to download the Home Business Registration Form.
- MOBILE STORAGE UNITS: Mobile storage
containers are permitted in any residential area within the Village
for a maximum of 72 hours. The Mayor is authorized to issue a permit
extending the time period not to exceed 30 days. The permit is not
- SIGN PERMIT:
The Marble Cliff sign ordinance is highly restrictive in order to
insure and maintain the residential character of our neighborhood.
Village Code permits the following signs to be displayed in the
House for sale, Open House, or Lease/Rent signs
Numerical address signs
Student achievement signs
Code DOES NOT permit display of any other kind of sign,
including those of:
For-profit and charitable/non-profit organizations
Schools and churches
If a resident wishes to display a prohibited sign for no more than 60
days, a temporary sign permit application must be submitted to Village
Hall. After review of the application and proposed sign design, the
Mayor or his designee may authorize the request or defer the decision
to Village Council for its approval or disapproval at a regularly
scheduled Council meeting. NO business
advertising signs or non-profit organization signs are permitted on any residential property. Contact Village Hall for specific
details or look at SIGN Section 154.125-154.127 of the ordinances at
- SWIMMING POOL APPLICATION:
Residents must apply for and
receive Council's approval for installation of a swimming pool before
seeking a building permit. There will be a
$100 application fee.
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