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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.

2019 Housing Court Events

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Housing Court Clinics

large group of people sitting in meetingWednesday, March 20, 2019
Where: Olivet Institutional Baptist
8712 Quincy Ave. #14, Cleveland, OH 44106
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Olivet Clinic Flyer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Where: Bethany English Lutheran Church
15460 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH 44111
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bethany English Clinic Flyer


Landlord Workshops

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: Cleveland Public Library– Fulton Branch
3545 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
CPL Fulton Branch Brochure
Click here to register for this class.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Where: Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Click here to register for this class.


News 5 Hosts Phone Bank with Cleveland Housing Court Experts Who Answer Your Landlord-Tenant Questions

Judge O’Leary Discusses Illegal Dumping Cases

Judge O’Leary Discusses Eviction Record Sealing on The Sound of Ideas.
Click here to listen to this program.

Housing Court NEW LOCAL RULE

The Housing Court has adopted a new local rule permitting the sealing of eviction records under certain circumstances.

Click here to read the new rule: Motion to Seal Eviction Record - Housing Court Local Rule 6.13.

The following new forms, associated with the new local rule 6.13, have been added to the Forms page: 
Motion and Affidavit to Seal Record, Motion to Seal Form Instructions 

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