Property Maintenance

The purpose of the Property Maintenance Code is to protect the public health, safety, public convenience, comfort, prosperity, or general welfare as it pertains to areas, premises, and buildings used for residential, commercial, industrial, travel, and public purposes.

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This protection is provided by:

  • Establishing minimum standards for maintaining residential, commercial, and industrial environmental quality to preserve and achieve the presentable appearance of existing structures and premises; avoiding blighted effects of the deficient maintenance of structures and premises and their negative impact on the value of the surrounding properties; and eliminating hazardous conditions
  • Fixing the responsibility of owners, operators, and occupants of all structures and their premises
  • Providing for administration, enforcement, and penalties

Issue a Property Maintenance Complaint


Submit your Property Maintenance Complaint online. The complaint will be received by our Code Enforcement Officer. If you wish to receive follow-up information from our Code Enforcement Officer, please complete the contact information fields online using the form below.

Property Maintenance Complaint

You may also contact our office directly to issue a Property Maintenance Complaint by calling 330-666-0108, extension .1175.

View Property Maintenance Complaint Status

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In order to follow the status of your complaint, an account must be created online during the complaint submission. Once the complaint is received by our Code Enforcement Officer, the complaint will be investigated. A status will be assigned to the complaint based on the investigation. The status for each complaint will show as Submitted (prior to investigation), In Progress (investigation pending), Closed (investigation complete).

Ohio Drainage Laws

The Ohio Laws that govern water rights and drainage are very complex. Disputes between landowners are often settled in civil court on a case-by-case basis and can be very expensive. The District encourages a cooperative effort between landowners to solve these problems, for it's usually the most successful method for all parties involved. Simply put, water should enter and leave your property where it did prior to earth disturbing activities. A landowner is entitled to reasonable use of the water that flows across his/her land, as long as it's returned to its natural course. This includes ponding water behind a dam for personal use or making drainage improvements to protect structures. The District has assembled some commonly asked questions to help clarify these water rights issues.

Drainage Article

Ohio Drainage Law FAQ

Summit Soil & Water Conservation District