News from City Hall Observers

Brook Park Eliminates Interior Inspections

At its January 22, 2019, meeting, Brook Park City Council passed 2 ordinances addressing the city’s inspection policies. Ordinance No. 11058-2019 amended Section 1323.03 of the City’s codified ordinances to limit point of sale inspections

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Newburgh Heights Creates Student Loan Assistance Program

At the regular session of Council on Tuesday, December 4th, Mayor Trevor Elkins signed legislation that will provide student loan debt relief to homebuyers in Newburgh Heights. Ordinance 2018-62 outlines incentives and terms by which

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Lakewood suspends POS inspections for some residential rental income property and commercial retail tenants

Effective immediately, the city of Lakewood Division of Housing and Building no longer requires Point of Sale inspections, which are also known as Certificate of Occupancy inspections, for residential rental income property and commercial retail tenants unless the change in tenancy constitutes a change of use or occupancy under state building code.

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Cuyahoga County Property Tax Update

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office has added a tool to its website to help you estimate the difference between your current level of property taxes, based on your existing property value and the proposed new

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University Heights Update – Moratorium on New Rental Ordinance to Expire

As previously reported by ACAR, University Heights City Council passed an ordinance in May 2018 that essentially quadrupled rental inspection fees from $150/year to $600/year, and also increased inspections from biannual to annual. After outcry

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