I received a Certificate of Occupancy application form for my two-family home but I don’t have any renters. I live in one unit and the other unit is vacant. I have no plans to rent out either unit.

Instead of filling out the Certificate of Occupancy application, you should fill out the Certificate of Occupancy Exemption Form (PDF) and mail it to: 

Housing Inspection Department
3450 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

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1. I live in one unit of a two-family home and rent the other unit to a tenant. Since part of the house is owner-occupied, do I file for a Certificate of Occupancy or use the exemption form?
2. I received a Certificate of Occupancy application form for my two-family home but I don’t have any renters. I live in one unit and the other unit is vacant. I have no plans to rent out either unit.
3. Why did I get a Certificate of Occupancy application form again? I filled out a form last year.
4. What services are available for landlords?
5. Where can I get a Housing Rental License (Certificate of Occupancy) for my property?
6. I want to rent my property. What do I need to do?