Housing Department


Property maintenance code compliance inspections are required for:
-All real estate transfers both commercial and residential prior to title transfer.
-All single and multi-family rental units (tri-annually).
Application for inspection can be made at the Zoning Office M-F 8am to 4:30pm.

The Housing Department is located in the City Hall Complex at:

5860 Andrews Rd. Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH 44060
Phone: (440) 257-7216
Fax: (440) 257-2766
Zoning and Housing Administrator:  Chuck Snyder    Email: [email protected]

Rental Property Inspection:

(a) Certificate of Occupancy Required. After the effective date of this chapter, no owner, agent or person in charge of any single-family or multifamily rental structure shall rent, lease or permit to be occupied, any dwelling unit within said single-family or multifamily rental structure without a current and valid certificate of occupancy issued by the Zoning Inspector or a duly designated representative.

Rental Property Registration/Inspection

Residential Point of Sale Inspection:

The owner of any dwelling structure, commercial building structure or other building, or land upon which such buildings are located, entering into an agreement to sell or otherwise convey an interest in such land or building structures, whether by deed or by land contract, shall obtain from the Zoning Inspector or his or her designee a certificate of inspection and present such certificate or an exact copy thereof to any prospective purchaser or grantee prior to the time of transfer of title to the purchaser or grantee, in order to permit the escrow agent to comply with this chapter. The certificate of inspection shall list thereon all known violations of Chapter 1460 of the City Housing Code (The BOCA National Property Maintenance Code) determined from the inspection, as well as any other informational material. (Ord.97-O-13. Passed 12-9-97.)

Buyers Affidavit
Point of Sale Application