Building & Housing FAQ

How do I become a registered contractor in the City of Cleveland?

All Building and Housing forms, including contractor registration forms can be found here. To register as an electrical, plumbing or HVAC contractor, you must first be licensed by the State of Ohio. For information call the Industry Licensing Board at 614.644.3493.

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Last updated: 04/10/2015 - 1:31pm

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What do I do if I receive a building, housing or zoning code violation notice?

Do not ignore the notice, to avoid prosecution and demolition (of condemned properties) all violations must be corrected. You have the right to appeal the violation notice at the Board of Building Standards, room 516 at Cleveland City Hall. For more information on the appeal process call 216.664.2418. Once the permit is issued you have 30 days to correct the violations.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015 - 5:08pm

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What if I need more than 30 days to correct housing violations?

You can file an appeal for an extension of time at the Board of Building Standards in room 516 at Cleveland City Hall or call 216.664.2418.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015 - 5:08pm

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How do I correct a condemnation violation notice?

Secure all necessary permits (Building, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC). Correct all of the items on the violation notice and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 6:05pm

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How do I make a complaint about a property?

Fill out a complaint form and fax it to 216.420.7582 or call 216.664.2007 or come to City Hall room 517 between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 6:07pm

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What is the Certificate of Disclosure and is there a fee?

The Certificate of Disclosure gives the code enforcement history of dwelling units (up to 4) to buyers, sellers and escrow/transferring agents for real estate transactions prior to closing. There is a $60.00 fee for the service.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 6:10pm

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What is a Certificate of Occupancy?

A legal document issued by the Department of Building and Housing which certifies compliance with the Ohio Building Code and the City of Cleveland Building Code. It outlines the legal use of an establishment, the occupant load, the allowable load, and any special conditions relating to the use of the establishment. -more.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 6:12pm

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Am I required to register my rental property with the City of Cleveland?

Rental property within the City of Cleveland must be registered every year. There is an annual fee of $35 per unit. -more.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 6:14pm

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What do I do if I receive a rental registration invoice or rental registration violation notice?

Do not ignore the notice. To avoid additional late fees, and/or prosecution, pay your rental registration when you receive the invoice.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015 - 5:08pm

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