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Welcome to Housing Court

The Housing Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases involving violations of the City’s housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk and agricultural and air pollution codes. The court also hears civil cases involving landlord/tenant disputes.

Housing Court Mission

At the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through fair, tough, and compassionate adjudication and mediation the court strives to protect the health, safety and aesthetics of the properties and physical environments of our communities.

 Neighborhood Housing Clinic:


Wednesday, October 17th  

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

United Christ Methodist Church
3625 West 138th Street 

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Wednesday, November 14th


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mary Queen of Peace
4423 Pearl Road

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What Every Landlord Should Know - Free 3hr Seminar 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018



The Housing Court is considering a local rule permitting the sealing of eviction records under certain circumstances. Click to read the proposed rule.


Judge Ronald J.H. O’Leary would welcome your input. Please submit your comments on the proposed rule by October 31, 2018 to, and include “Comment Local Rule” in the subject line.

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