The Bureau of Sidewalks assists 
 homeowners with sidewalk repair.

Above: Unsafe Sidewalk. 
Below: Spalling

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Bureau of Sidewalks

601 Lakeside Ave., Rm 518
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2474
Weekdays 7:30 am-4:30 pm
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The Bureau of Sidewalks assures proper maintenance of the City’s public sidewalks; issues citations, violation notifications, and permits; and administers two sidewalk repair programs.

Property owners with damaged sidewalks may be issued notifications from this Bureau for repairs which are needed to eliminate safety hazards.

Sidewalk Permits

216.664.2474 - Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30 pm - 601 Lakeside Rm 518

Permit Application Form

The Bureau of Sidewalks issues sidewalk permits which property owners are required to purchase prior to beginning a sidewalk project. These $25 permits can be obtained weekdays between 7:30 am and 4 pm in City Hall’s room 518. Cash, checks or money orders made payable to The City of Cleveland are accepted. Permits are not issued from November 15 to February 1 unless approved by the Director of Public Service.

50/50 Sidewalk Hazardous Program

216.664.2232 - Weekdays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm - 601 Lakeside, Rm 518

The 50/50 sidewalk repair program was designed to encourage the repair of unsafe sidewalks. The City of Cleveland partners with residents and each pay 50% of the total cost to have the sidewalks repaired. Those interested can sign up Spring 2015 when the program re-opens read more ...

Sidewalk Assessment Program

216.664.2474 - Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30 pm - 601 Lakeside Rm 518

This program is designed to replace all the sidewalks on an entire street at one time. The City pays for half of the expense of the new sidewalks, and the street’s property owners pay the other half. Prior to beginning the work, 75% of the street’s residents must agree to participate in the program. Homeowners can make ten equal payments over five years.

Office of Capital Projects 
Matt Spronz, Director
601 Lakeside Ave., Rm 113
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2231
F: 216.664.2198
Ohio Relay: 711
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Mission Statement


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