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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.

New Local Rule Open for Comment - Rental Registration

The Cleveland Housing Court has recently drafted a new local rule regarding residential rental registration. 

The proposed rule is located here: Local Rule 3.012.  The Court is accepting comments through May 26, 2017.  Comments may be sent to the Court via the following link: