The Department of Community Development is responsible for construction permits, inspections, and for enforcing city ordinances and codes in relation to building:
- Design Standards
- Property Maintenance
The department also supervises floodplain management activities and serves as staff for the Cleveland Planning Commission, Cleveland Heritage Commission, and Contractor Licensing Board.
Citizens who have knowledge of code violations are encouraged to call and report these issues to Code Enforcement staff at 662-843-4601.
- Code Compliance
- Code Enforcement
- Contractor Licensing
- Construction Permits
- Grease Control Program
This branch is responsible for issuing construction permits, licensed contractors, and scheduling or performing construction and occupancy inspections. The City of Cleveland has adopted and enforces the following building codes:
- 2014 National Electric Code
- 2015 International Building Code
- 2015 International Existing Building Code
- 2015 International Fire Code
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2015 International Mechanical Code
- 2015 International Plumbing Code
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
- 2015 International Residential Code
This branch is responsible for the enforcement of City codes and ordinances as they pertain to:
- Floodplain Management
- Property Maintenance
Code enforcement personnel actively pursue violations of these codes and ordinances to protect the citizens of Cleveland.
All contractors and homeowners are reminded to obtain necessary permits before starting work. The City of Cleveland requires a contractor license for:
- Lawn irrigation on any project that involves the public
Almost any work done requires a permit from the Department of Community Development prior to beginning the work. The department issues permits for:
- Site Development
- Water or Sewer Connections
A copy of each permit application and supporting documentation can be found on the Quick Links.
All food service facilities are required to obtain a Food Service Facility Grease Control Permit in order to operate within the City of Cleveland. The Grease Control Ordinance contains vital information about the permit process and regulations controlling foodservice facilities. The Grease Control Permit Application is required for each food service facility.
The Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Ordinance and Zoning Map are an essential part of planning any construction project and can be found on the right side of this page. You can find all the following regulations in the Land Development Ordinance:
- Historic Preservation