Community Development

The Department of Community Development is responsible for construction permits, inspections, and for enforcing city ordinances and codes in relation to building:

  • Construction
  • Design Standards
  • Parking
  • Planning
  • Property Maintenance
  • Signage
  • Zoning

The department also supervises floodplain management activities and serves as staff for the Cleveland Planning Commission, Cleveland Heritage Commission, and Contractor Licensing Board.

Code Violations

Citizens who have knowledge of code violations are encouraged to call and report these issues to Code Enforcement staff at 662-843-4601.

  1. Code Compliance
  2. Code Enforcement
  3. Contractor Licensing
  4. Construction Permits
  5. Grease Control Program
  6. Planning

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
Steps Before Pulling Your Own Permit