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Public Records Requests

216.664.2772 - - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 106

Records Request Form Request Policy Retention Schedule

All records of the City of Cleveland are public, except those exempted by the Ohio Revised Code. It is City policy that records will be organized and maintained so they are available for inspection and copying, as stated by law. Records requests must clearly state the records and/or information being sought. Vague or overly broad requests may be denied by the City. The City may charge for the cost of making copies of the records. A fee schedule appears in the full Records Policy (link above).

Medical Records Requests

216.664.6077 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - Send Email

Medical Records Request Form

The Division of EMS provides copies of patient care records.  The fee for this service is $5 per patient/per day.  Instructions for completing and routing the form are included in the file above.  Notarization of the form is a requirement.

Police Public Records Requests

216.623.5352 – Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm – Send email
Written Requests: 1300 Ontario St., 44113, Cleveland, OH Attn: Public Records

Cleveland Public Request Policy
Records Request Form  
Records Retention Schedule

Ohio Sunshine Laws 

Records commonly requested include policies and procedures, accident and crime reports, budget data, 911 calls and crime statistics. In order for requests to be filled quickly and correctly, specific information is needed.

Public Records can be requested via email, verbally or in writing and can be done so anonymously. Copies are delivered by US Mail, contracted carrier or, in some cases, electronically.

There may be a charge for making copies of records.

It is the policy of the Division of Police to adhere to the Public Records Act of the State of Ohio. The Division maintains many records that may be of interest which are available to the public (with few exceptions). This openness is meant to inspire faith in the police and to ensure that resources are used wisely and in the public interest.

Domestic Partner Registry

Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm ▪ 601 Lakeside Ave, Room 122, 44114

Application Form

Registrants for Domestic Partnerships* must be 18 or older, and neither may be married or in an existing domestic partnership with someone else. Registrants can deliver or mail a completed application form and $55 to the Division of Assessments and Licenses at the above address. Acceptable forms of in-person payment include money order, check, or cashiers check (made out to the City of Cleveland); cash, or credit/debit card. Photo ID is required to enter the building. Those registering via mail may pay by check or money order only.

* “non-marital committed relationships of two adults of the same or different sex who share a common residence and affirm that they share responsibility for each other’s common welfare”

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

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We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.

– City of Cleveland