Residential and nonresidential property owners are required to maintain the exterior of their premises so that it doesn’t negatively impact the immediate neighborhood. The premises, including drainage facilities, must be maintained in good repair and appearance and comply with City Ordinances. The building owners or occupants are responsible for maintaining the premises in a clean, sanitary condition and in good repair.
Property Maintenance Codes also require the inspection of all residential rental properties every two years. If you are renting an apartment or a house in Mentor, and you feel that the property is not being properly maintained, contact the City of Mentor for assistance. Mentor’s Property Maintenance Inspectors administer the provisions of this code. If you have specific questions, call (440) 974-5740 or email the Community Development. If you have a concern regarding a specific property, please provide the exact address so that the staff can better serve you.