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Administrative Order: Case Management in Response to the Coronavirus
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To ensure the safety of citizens and staff and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Cleveland Housing Court Criminal cases scheduled on the arraignment and personal dockets of Judge W. Mona Scott from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled. This ORDER includes all community control status and violation hearings, presentence investigations, sentencings, rent deposits, mediations, court supervised pretrials, skype hearings, selective intervention program (SIP) and the corporate dockets. The affected cases are hereby ORDERED to be rescheduled for 30 days from the originally scheduled date and time. 

Further, all civil proceedings, except emergency actions within The Cleveland Municipal Housing Court are hereby ORDERED suspended for 30 days. All non-emergency and new filings will not be accepted by the Clerk until April 20, 2020. Court supervised move-outs are suspended and writs may not be purchased until April 20, 2020. 

Anyone with a civil case previously scheduled March 16, 2020 through April 17, 2020 shall be sent a new notice via ordinary United States Postal Service forthe newly assigned date. The affected cases are hereby ORDERED to be rescheduled for 30 days from the originally scheduled date and time. 

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The Housing Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases involving violations of the City’s housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk and agricultural and air pollution codes. The court also hears civil cases involving landlord/tenant disputes.
Housing Court Mission
At the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through fair, tough, and compassionate adjudication and mediation the court strives to protect the health, safety and aesthetics of the properties and physical environments of our communities.



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