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Charter/Codified Ordinances

The charter of the City of Cleveland was first adopted by the electors at a special election on July 1, 1913, certified to the Secretary of State on July 4, 1913, and took effect on January 1, 1914, a little more than a year after Ohio Constitution Article XVIII, the "Home Rule Amendment," was adopted.


The Codified Ordinances of the city of Cleveland, also known as "The Code", are the ordinances of a permanent and general nature of the city of Cleveland.

Purchase of a new printing of the Codified Ordinances, complete through December, 2011, or a diskette of the complete Codified Ordinances, may be made by contacting the publisher directly:  American Legal Publishing Corporation, Gina Moss, Subscriber Services, 432 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, 1-800-445-5588.

Please click here to view the most current Charter and Codified Ordinances online.

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