The authority to inspect transient residential buildings (hotels and motels) is granted to the Division of Environmental Health in Chapter 215 of the City of Cleveland’s Codified Ordinances. Every hotel and motel in which a person, firm or corporation operates is required to have a valid license and the premises are to be maintained in a sanitary condition. Inspectors from the Division of Environmental Health conduct annual inspections of all the hotels and motels in the City of Cleveland to ensure compliance with all local health regulations.

§ 215.03 License Application and Fee:

Every application for a transient residential building license shall be on a City form and shall state the name and address of the applicant; the nature and extent of his or her interest and, if the applicant is not the proprietor, then the application shall also state the name and address of the proprietor. The application shall further contain an accurate description of the transient residential building, its location, the number of rooms, the maximum number of guests to be accommodated at any one time and any other information as may be required by the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses. The application shall be accompanied by fees for each transient residential building under the following schedule:

Number of Rooms Fee
0 - 50 $60.00
51 - 100 $115.00
101 - 200 $220.00
over 200 $310.00