Common Code Violations


The Cleveland City Code Enforcement Department enforces the following violation types.

Section 8 City Ordinances

Material that could be considered a health or safety issue may not accumulate on the property. This includes trash, litter, debris, or junk, such as:

  • Abandoned vehicles and/or unserviceable vehicles
  • General nuisances affecting public health (i.e., stagnant water in which mosquitoes breed)
  • Maintenance of Structures - The structures must not constitute a public nuisance. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of their property to ensure the safety, health, and property values
  • Overgrown grass/weeds
  • Tires
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Dilapidated Structures
  • Discarded furniture
  • Abandoned appliances or similar items

Section 5 City Ordinances

Building permit required - For construction, repairs, or alterations, you must obtain the necessary permits.

Section 12 City Ordinances

  • Zoning Code
  • Permitted uses and structure
  • More than one principal structure
  • Mobile Home Regulations
  • Parking and Use of Recreation Vehicle Regulations

File a Complaint

If you have found one of these violations, please file a complaint.