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Taxes & Property
- Fiscal Officer
The County Fiscal Officer acts as an agent for the Ohio Tax Commissioner and is responsible for processing the Estate tax returns of decedents who resided in Cuyahoga County. The Fiscal Officer's Office administers the 2 1/2% Property Tax Reduction Law passed in 1979 for residential parcels and for all agricultural parcels on which there is a home site occupied by the owner. The County Fiscal Officer also acts as an agent for Cuyahoga County with respect to the collection and disposition of the Cuyahoga County excise tax on lodging of transient guests.
The Recorder's office houses data on all documents filed at the office from 1810 until present day. Citizens are able to search for a document by various criteria, and then view an image of the original document.
The County Treasurer's office plays a vital role in the lives of Cuyahoga County residents. The office collects more than $1.5 billion in taxes each year. This revenue is critical to schools, libraries, parks, municipalities and to the Cuyahoga County government itself, which provides a myriad of social services to county residents.
- Board of Revision
The Cuyahoga County Board of Revision is a quasi-judicial body charged with the responsibility of adjudicating complaints as to the assessment of real property within the county. Taxpayers both residential and commercial can petition the Board of Revision to seek tax relief.
- Children & Family Services
The Department of Children and Family Services is dedicated to assuring that children at risk of abuse and neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community. The Department of Children and Family Services embraces the philosophy that children grow better in families and support this by keeping children close to their families whenever possible through neighborhood foster care.
The Child Support Enforcement Program was established in 1975 by Title IV-D of the Social Security Act as amended. The Agency provides a variety of child-support services. Casework is the core component of our program. It is through casework that we achieve many of our primary goals. Our Outreach Group provides a needed lineage to our community by allowing clients to access our services right in their own neighborhoods. Paternity determination and support order establishment begin the child support process and ultimately lead to the collection and disbursement of child support money.
- Employment & Family
Employment & Family Services provides services such as temporary cash assistance through Ohio Works First (OWF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid/Healthy Start, Emergency Cash Assistance through its Prevention, Retention and Contingency program (PRC) and Childcare Assistance program.
- Family & Children First
FCFC is the policy and planning entity for children and families in Cuyahoga County. All the major public child serving agencies, health departments, schools, funders, community providers, parents, advocacy networks are members of the Council.
- Senior & Adult Services
DSAS has approximately 267 employees committed to fulfilling the agency's mission. About two thirds are involved in providing and/or coordinating direct services to seniors and at-risk adults in Cuyahoga County. The remaining employees provide supportive and administrative services to support the agency's mission.
- Veteran's Services
The Veterans Service Commission provides direct and indirect financial assistance and other benefits to veterans and their dependents who have met with an unexpected hardship resulting from illness, injury, or loss of employment, and meet eligibility requirements.
Health & Public Safety
- Board of Health
The Board of Health provides a broad range of quality driven public health programs and services. The essential services are provided based upon long standing state mandates in public health law.
- County Evacuation and Sheltering Annex
The Annex is to assure that the County and local jurisdictions can preserve life, health and safety through the implementation of quick and efficient evacuation operations. The Annex establishes broad policies to guide local emergency personnel when making the decision to conduct an evacuation and general procedures to guide the evacuation operations.
- County Health Alliance
Health improvement is a critical component of our county-wide efforts to increase productivity and performance, economic development, educational attainment, quality of life and neighborhood revitalization. The issue of health must become part of our regional dialogue and part of a good organizational and public policy agenda.
- Sexual Offenders
The Sexual Offender Unit is responsible for registering and making the citizens of Cuyahoga County aware of serious offenders living in the community. The residence location of less serious offenders is also tracked on a database used to locate an individual in the event he repeats his former pattern of criminal behavior. The Unit is also responsible for investigating complaints against a registered offender and, if necessary, executing a warrant for the arrest of the individual.
- CECOMS Traffic and Amber Alerts
CECOMS is a 24-Hour, 7-Day a week, emergency communication system for Cuyahoga County established in 1985. CECOMS’ primary service is to coordinate cellular and wireless 9-1-1 calls, establish and coordinate ambulance to hospital communications, and implement and maintain the Cuyahoga County Hospital Restriction Program and Override Policy.
- Justice Services
The Administrative Services Division supports Cuyahoga County Public Safety & Justice Services, and the County through the effective coordination of criminal justice and public safety initiatives by leveraging fiscal accountability and information technologies. The Justice Programs Division supports individuals and families in building toward a safer community through educational outreach, counseling and advocacy. Public Safety serves all people who live, work or visit Cuyahoga County and the Northeast Ohio Region by contributing to safer, healthier environments in a 24/7 capacity by providing support to emergency first responders.
- Local Emergency Planning Committee
The Cuyahoga County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a local organization mandated by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 as well as Section 3750.03 of the Ohio Revised Code. It is one of 87 such Committees in Ohio, which chose to make counties the geographical focus for its local right-to-know requirements.
- NEO Regional Fusion Center
The Northease Ohio Regional Fusion Center facilitates and enhances the level of inter-agency communications, intelligence analysis, and information sharing among federal, state, and local stakeholders and the public and private sectors in order to anticipate and counter activity, terrorism, and other hazards in coordination with State of Ohio Fusion Center and the Intelligence Community.
- Sheriff's Office
The Sherrif's Office provides appropriate custodial care along with programs that support the physical, spiritual and constitutional needs of individuals committed to our custody. Every effort is made to assist the inmates in custody to understand and take responsibility for their involvement in the justice system.
- Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections consists of four members each appointed to a four-year term by the Secretary of State. The board has two Democratic Party and two Republican Party members. This site allows you to view your registration information, polling location, and request a vote-by-mail ballot application online.
- Birth & Death Certificates
The Bureau of Vital Statistics can now issue certified copies of
Certificates for everyone born in the state of Ohio. Ohio is an
state, and vital records (births and deaths) are considered to be
records by the State of Ohio. This means that anyone who can submit
basic facts of a certificate may request a copy of it. The fee for
Birth & Death Certificates are $25 per copy, there is an additional
fee for credit card processing. The Bureau of Vital Statistics is part
of the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health.