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Point of Sale Program

Codified Ordinance Chapter 1490 requires a point of sale application and fee to be submitted and an inspection to be completed prior to the transfer of any residential property in the City. A Point of Sale (POS) Inspection is a visual interior and exterior inspection of a home prior to sale and transfer. A POS Inspection is required for all one- and two-family residential buildings in the City. Violations found in a POS Inspection must either be corrected by the seller or corrected by the buyer after filing an assumption of violations form and depositing funds commensurate with the violations into an escrow account.

A POS Inspection takes approximately one (1) hour to complete. Once complete, a POS Inspection report is mailed and/or emailed within ten (10) days of the date of the inspection. A POS Inspection is good for one year from the date of the initial inspection; a transfer must occur within this one-year time or a new POS application and filing fee must be submitted and an Inspection scheduled.

Filing Fees:

One-family Dwelling: $250.00
Two-family Dwelling: $300.00

Forms and Information:

Frequently Asked Questions
Assumption of Violations due to Snow Cover
Assumption of Violations Statement
Sample Escrow Letter



Housing and Community Development Director

P: (216) 932-7800, extension 202 
F: (216) 932-5239