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The Department of Building and Housing registers building contractors, inspects all new and major rehabilitation construction, and provides nuisance abatement to condemned properties. The Director's office supervises and manages the Code Enforcement, Construction Permitting, and Records Administration Divisions.

Important Notice for Homeowners and Registered Contractors
State and Local requirements dictate the assessment of fees as they relate to construction permits within the Department of Building and Housing. -More

Important Notice for Contractors Providing Demolition Services
Qualified environmental surveying, environmental abatement, and/or demolition services contractors interested in providing bids for emergency demolition of unsafe structures is asked to contact the Department of Building and Housing. -More

Department of Building and Housing
Ronald O'Leary, Director
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 510
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2282
F: 216.664.3590
Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement


To assure that all existing and new structures in the City of Cleveland are maintained and constructed in a safe and habitable manner through enforcement of the Building and Zoning Codes, pursuant to the review of plans, issuance of permits and inspection of property.

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