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Division of Park Maintenance and Properties

This division of Park Maintenance and Properties is responsible for development and implementation of the Citywide property maintenance management and oversees the Parks, Cemeteries, Golf Courses, Urban Forestry, maintenance of Vacant Lots, Greenhouse and Task Force Program assignments.

    Vacant Lots     

Vacant Lot Clean Up
The Parks Maintenance Division will be servicing and cleaning vacant properties and lots throughout the City of Cleveland from April through September. This process helps keep Cleveland clean and green one neighborhood at a time. -more  Video

Lot Cutting and Cleaning

  216.420.8300 - 216.664.2701 - Weekdays 7 am to 3:30 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. Activities include cutting high grass, weeds and remove debris from vacant lots

Owners who abandon their property will be charged for  maintenance services and a fine will be incurred.  Problem properties can be reported by calling the number above.

Owners whose property has been serviced by the city are billed for services.  If the bill is not paid within 30 days,  it is sent to the County and placed as a "special assessment" on the owner's property taxes.  Those wishing to protest the invoice or services are asked to call 216.420.8367.  Property owners are advised to have information, including service dates, available to expedite this process.

Department of Public Works
Michael E. Cox, Director
500 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2485
F: 216.664.4086
Relay Service: 711
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