Certificate of Occupancy

All rental properties in the City of Cleveland Heights require a Certificate of Occupancy every year. Certificates are mailed out in November for the following year and are due by the end of the year. Cost is $200 for the first rental unit, $50 for the second rental unit and $25 for each additional rental unit with a maximum fee of $1,225. Certificates of Occupancy not returned by December 31 are subject to a late fee of $25 for each month or portion thereof they are late. There is no charge for owner-occupied units in a two-or multi-family dwelling. 

To apply for Certificate of Occupancy please visit the Online Portal.


Commercial rentals must contact the Housing Department at 216-291-5900 for information.

Related documents

Information Sheet for Rental and/or Vacant Properties (PDF)