Can I make an anonymous complaint?
Yes. The City of Cleveland routinely accepts anonymous complaints, and investigates and resolves such complaints in the same manner as concerns raised by identified complainants. Officers respond to code enforcement complaints according to the impact of the violation on the community. Situations that appear to pose a serious risk to health and safety are given top priority, others are pursued in the order in which they are received.

A report will be taken if the complaint is confirmed by the code officer. In most cases, your complaint is a public record and may be released upon request to persons who request a copy. You may also contact your city council representative if you wish to remain anonymous.

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1. I live in a subdivision with a homeowner association, will the Code Enforcement Division enforce the association’s bylaws, subdivision restrictions, or deed restrictions?
2. How does code enforcement work?
3. Are there issues that code enforcement cannot address?
4. Can I make an anonymous complaint?
5. I phoned in a complaint weeks ago. Why has nothing been done to the property?
6. How do I notify the city about a possible code violation?
7. What are some of the things that would be considered a violation?
8. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?