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Landlord registrations


The city of Lakewood is dedicated to maintaining and preserving its vibrant housing stock — whether owner-occupied or investment properties.  The best way to keep current with changing trends and requirements is to attend our free Landlord Training Seminar, offered regularly.


Virtual Landlord Training Seminar
Available September 12th-October 1st

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall 2022 Landlord Training Seminar was recorded.  Please watch the video below and then fill out the completion form. 

After watching the video, click here to fill out the completion form.


Best Rental Practices: A Manual for Lakewood Landlords

  • Landlords+-

    Requirements for obtaining a housing or vacant property license may be found in Sections 1306.43 to 1306.491.  The city is offering the following resources to assist landlords in Lakewood.

    • Best Rental Practices: A Manual for Lakewood Landlords
      The City has provided a guideline for landlords to help with various issues including applicant screening, rental agreements, crisis resolution, working with our building and housing officials and other problems facing landlords.
    • A Friendly Lakewood Landlord Quiz
      Take a short quiz to test your knowledge as a landlord!
      How to be a GREAT Landlord in the City of Lakewood
      Here’s a brief list of the steps you must take to become a well-informed and effective landlord within the City of Lakewood.
    • Landlord Training Seminar Video
      Take a look at the most recent Landlord Training Seminar video.
  • Register for your housing license+-

    ALL HOUSING LICENSES ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 1.

    Click here for information about renewing your housing license.

    Click here to go to our CitizenServe portal to apply for your housing license.

    Other important Details about the Lakewood Housing License Application

    • Non-owner Occupied Condominium: The fee for non-owner occupied condominium units is now $45.00 per unit.
    • Owner Occupied Condominiums & Condominium Buildings: There is no longer a fee for owner occupied condominium units or for condominium buildings.
    • Late Fees: Owners not securing a Housing license by November 1 will be assessed a late fee of twenty-five ($25.00) per unit.
    • Housing License fees are not pro-rated.
    • The Housing License Portal for the upcoming year opens August 1. 
    • Housing License fees are:
    Non-owner-occupied condominium units: $45.00 per unit
    Rooming house containing two or more tenants: $60.00 per unit
    Non-owner occupied one-or-two family structures: $75.00 per unit
    Three-family dwellings: $60.00 per non-owner occupied unit
    All other non-owner occupied structures: $45.00 per dwelling unit
    Multi-family buildings single license: $3,500.00 per building
    Vacant Property License: $200.00 per building

     

    We encourage you to reach out to our department at (216) 529-6270 or housing.building@lakewoodoh.net if we can help answer any questions about the housing license application process moving forward.

    Thank you for your continued commitment to and investment in the Lakewood community

    Click here to go to our CitizenServe portal to apply for your housing license.

    Rental Property List

    Click here to fill out the Non-Renewal of Housing License Form.

  • Landlord Training Seminar Videos+-


     

     

  • Landlord Housing Voucher Survey Results+-

    Click here to view the Landlord Housing Voucher Survey results.