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Lot Cutting and Cleaning, Nuisance Property 

Report  Nuisance Property: 216.420.8300  - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
Question/protest an Invoice:  216.420.8367 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The objective of this program is to keep vacant lots and the exteriors of  vacant structures within the City aesthetically pleasing and to eliminate health and safety hazards. Its activities include cutting weeds and remove debris from vacant lots

Nuisance properties can be reported to the number listed above. Owners who abandon their property will be charged for  maintenance services and a fine will be incurred.  If the owner does not pay their service invoice, a lein will be placed on the property.  Properties are cleaned and cut every 5-6 weeks from April to October, and during winter months by request only. 


How the Code Violation Notice Process Works

216.664.2007 - Weekdays 9 am to 3 pm - Send Email - F: 216.420.7582

Once a complaint is received an exterior property inspection is conducted. If the complaint is valid, a violation notice is issued to the owner. The City has identified Concentrated Inspection Areas where inspectors inspect property in a proactive, more systematic manner. Inspections are also made resulting from complaints received.

If violations exist, a violation notice is issued giving the property owner time to make corrections. If violations are not corrected in consultation with the Department of Law, legal proceedings can be initiated against the property owner. For minor misdemeanor violations inspectors have the ability to issue tickets.


Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Weekdays 8am-5pm

P: 216.664.2000
Relay Service: 711
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