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Yes! But if needed repairs are not done, you do not have to pay it to the landlord. You can deposit your rent money into an escrow account at the Clerk of Courts. Call the Clerk of Courts at 330-489-3204 for additional information.
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Our department does not handle evictions. You can contact the Stark County Legal Aid Society at 330-456-8361 for advice.
Our department does not handle landlord/tenant disputes. You can call the City of Canton's Fair Housing Assistance Program at 330-438-4133 for information.
All non-owner occupied residential properties shall be registered yearly before March 1 or within 30 days of obtaining ownership. The yearly registration fee is $80 per unit. An interior inspection will be required for properties that have not been previously registered. An inspection fee of $100 is required.
Call Community Development at 330-489-3040 for information about financial help and grants.
Please call 330-430-7800 at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment. When calling, please indicate the address in which you are referring, when it would be more convenient, and if the property is up for demolition. Another appointment will be scheduled to better accommodate you the owner and the tenant. Only the owner of the property can do this - not the tenant.
If you are calling to find out if the property is under demolition, please call 330-430-7800, provide the address and the owner's name to the staff member and he or she will let you know the status. Any further information would have to be addressed to the Code Supervisor.
You must always talk to the inspector that made the inspection listed on your report for any questions on your repair list or other questions about your property. The inspector that was there knows first hand what he/she saw. The inspectors are only in from 8 to 8:45 am and 3:30 to 4:15 pm. You may call the inspectors at 330-430-7800. You can also call any time from 8 am to 4:15 pm to leave a message on their voice mail to have them return your call.
Required emergency escape openings shall be maintained in accordance with the code in effect at the time of construction.