Beginning January 1, 2021, the Building Department is implementing the new Rental Registration Program, as established by City Ordinance 2018-18, passed on December 18, 2019. Details of the new Program and the forms are provided below.
Annual Registration Requirement
Beginning January 1, 2021, property owners and agents in charge are required to register all rental units annually. The link to the Rental Registration Application is provided below. Property owners* and agents in charge** with more than one property shall pay one filing fee and complete one Rental Registration Application, listing all the properties they own/are in charge of on the application.
*In order for a property owner to use one application for multiple properties, the properties must all reflect the same owner of record on Cuyahoga County’s MyPlace System.
**Agents in charge must be residents of Cuyahoga County, Ohio and must be designated when the property owner does not reside in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Complete Rental Registration Applications must be filed with the Building Department between January 1 and March 31 each year. Applications will not be considered complete until all the required information and documentation is submitted with an application. The non-refundable fee for Registration is $75.00 per application per year. Failure to register by March 31 of each year may result in a late fee up to triple ($225.00) the amount of the rental registration fee.
If a property is no longer a rental unit (owner-occupied), vacant at the time of registration but will be rented, or if the property has been transferred, the Removal from Rental Registration Affidavit must be completed and submitted in lieu of a Rental Registration Application.
If, during the calendar year, the property owner or agent in charge acquires additional rental units, the property owner or agent in charge shall file an updated Rental Registration Application with the Building Department for a non-refundable fee of $35.00.
Rental Registrations are not assignable or transferrable.