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Brownfield Redevelopment

The Brownfield Redevelopment Division strategy includes creating and retaining jobs, generating new sources of revenue for local governments, schools and county programs; encouraging redevelopment of vacant abandoned properties, promoting the County Greenspace Plan.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street, 7th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Competitive Municipal Grant Program

The Municipal Grant Program is a competitive grant program that makes awards to help strengthen cities, encourage regional collaboration and improved quality of life for county residents.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Cuyahoga County Council

Council is the legislative body of Cuyahoga County government, made up of 11 elected representatives from across the County.

Cuyahoga County Council

2079 East 9th Street, 8th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Deeds

Deeds are a legal instrument conveying title to real property upon delivery and acceptance by the grantee.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street, 4th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Delinquent Real Estate Tax Payment Plans

Payment plans may be available for homeowners who live in their own home.

Cuyahoga County Treasurer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Development, Department of (DOD)

The Department of Development strives to improve the County's global competitiveness through economic growth and ensure that Cuyahoga County is a vibrant, healthy and welcoming place.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Economic Development Loan Fund

The Economic Development Loan provides businesses with financial assistance to support the retention and creation of jobs for County residents. The fund provides long term, fixed-rate financing at interest rates lower than conventional financing.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Arnold Lockett
Sr. Development Finance Analyst

Phone: 216-443-3159
Email: alockett@cuyahogacounty.us

Enterprise Zone Tax Incentives

The purpose of the State of Ohio Enterprise Zones (EZ) is to encourage economic development by creating areas of land in which businesses can receive tax incentives in the form of tax exemptions on eligible new investments.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Estate Taxes

The County Fiscal Officer acts as an agent for the Ohio Tax Commissioner and is responsible for processing the Estate tax returns of decedents who resided in Cuyahoga County. Included in these duties are the inventory of safe deposit boxes for Guardianships only.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Fiscal Officer

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer is responsible for the following County services: estate tax, general accounting, homestead exemption, licenses, manufactured housing, real estate assessment, real estate services, real estate tax duplicate and rates, and weights and measures.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Lisa Rocco, Director of Operations
Phone:  (216) 443-5730
Email:  lrocco@cuyahogacounty.us

GIS Data

The Geographical Information Systems department works in partnership with county agencies to provide accurate, consistent, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive GIS data, GIS infrastructure, and GIS services to support the unique business needs of Cuyahoga County and the communities we serve.

Geographical Information Systems

2079 East 9th Street, 6th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Housing Revenue Bond Program

Multi-family Housing Bonds are available to nonprofit and for profit developers to purchase, construct, or rehabilitate multi-family housing projects.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Inspector General

The Agency of Inspector General is granted broad authority to conduct investigations, inspections and audits relating to fraud, corruption, waste, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance in the operations of County government.

Cuyahoga County Inspector General

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Report a Concern
"Whistle-Blower" Hotline: 216-698-2999

Investment Policy

The Investment Policy is designed to ensure the prudent management of public funds, the availability of operating and capital funds when needed, and an investment return competitive with comparable funds and financial market indices.

Cuyahoga County Treasurer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Phone: 216-443-5876

Licenses (Dog, Vendor, Cigarette)

The General Services Department provides services to new business owners within Cuyahoga County by serving as the issuing agent for Vendors License for the State of Ohio. Cigarette retail licenses are available. Dog License are sold and renewed annually through this department.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Manufactured Home

"Manufactured home" means a building unit or assembly of closed construction fabricated in an off-site facility, that conforms with the federal construction and safety standards established by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 and that has a label or tag permanently affixed to it certifying compliance with all applicable federal construction and safety standards.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Maps and Digital Imaging

The Maps and Digital Imaging Department is responsible for providing the public with a copy of any particular map, or ownership page, they might be interested in.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) was enacted on July 30, 2008 and created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and appropriated funding to be distributed to states and local governments to address the effects of abandoned and foreclosed properties in the nation's communities. The funds awarded to Cuyahoga County are used to deal with vacant and foreclosed housing located in 50 suburbs making up the Cuyahoga Urban County.

Department of Development

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

NOACA strives to strengthen regional cohesion, preserve existing infrastructure, and build a sustainable multimodal transportation system to support economic development and enhance quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency

1299 Superior Avenue
Cleveland OH 44114

Office of Procurement & Diversity (OPD)

The Cuyahoga County Office of Procurement & Diversity (OPD) is responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials, supplies, construction and services for all of the County departments, agencies, and elected officials in a manner which is cost effective and in compliance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the policies and ordinances of Cuyahoga County. OPD implements formal and informal bidding procedures for items covered by competitive bidding policies, ordinances, and laws.

Office of Procurement and Diversity

2079 East 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Email: OPD@cuyahogacounty.us 
Phone: 216-443-7200

Recorded Documents

The Recorder's Office enables you to search for a document by various criteria, and then view an image of the original document as it is stored in the state-of-the-art database system.

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer

2079 East 9th Street, 4th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Phone: 216-443-7010

Taxation - Real Estate

The Real Estate Taxation department is responsible for the transfer and conveyance of all documents conveying interest in land, minerals or mineral rights, such as Deeds, Affidavits, Certificates of Transfer, and Certified Copies of Court Judgment Entries. It is also responsible for the collection of all fees and revenues associated with said transfers. The other primary function of the office is tracking the chain of title for all properties in Cuyahoga County as to accurately reflect ownership for tax purposes.

Cuyahoga County Treasurer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Treasurer's Office

The Treasurer's office provides you with information about property taxes, community taxes as well as forms and links for additional information.

Cuyahoga County Treasurer

2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland OH 44115

Phone: 216-443-7400

Weights and Measures

The Weights and Measures Division protects consumers by inspecting weights and measures throughout the county to make sure they’re accurate.

Cuyahoga County Consumer Affairs

2079 East 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Cleveland OH 44115

Workforce Development

Area 3 Workforce Development Board (WDB) serves as the advisory body for the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Departments of Workforce Development. The purpose of the department is to provide resources and information through the OMJ|CC system to assist area businesses with their hiring and training needs in order to stay competitive in today’s environment, and to provide residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County with the tools necessary for a competitive and successful job search. Its programs and services include education, occupational training, job match and search assistance and employment-related youth programs funded through the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIOA).

Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board

11699 Brookpark Road
Cleveland OH 44130

Grace A. Kilbane
Executive Director

Phone: 216-777-8178
Email: kilbag@ecjobs.us

Zoning

A Zoning Code is the legal framework for what a community will allow to be built. A smart code can provide flexibility for developers, a seamless process for approval, and a guidebook for quality new development.

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

2079 East 9th Street, 5th Floor
Cleveland OH 44115