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Administration Office:
ph: 330-637-3916
400 North High Street
Cortland, Ohio 44410

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View the duties and information of Cortland's Mayor.
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City Council shall be composed of seven (7) members.
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The Charter of Cortland was adopted by the voters on November 4, 1980.
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Learn about Cortland's Planning, Zoning, & Building Commission
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Learn more about The Parks & Recreation Board.
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Learn about Cortland's Civil Service Commission
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Learn more about Cortland's Fire Chief.
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View & contact the Fire & EMS staff at Cortland's Fire Department
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Frequently asked questions from Cortland's Fire & EMS Department.
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Learn about Cortland's Chief of Police, David Morris
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View the Police Department's Weekly Blotter
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Frequently asked questions from Cortland's Police Department
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Learn more about Cortland's Service Director.
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View past, present & future Service Department projects.
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View the Service Department Members of Cortland, Ohio
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Zoning & Development: Requests, Commissions, Permits & Regulations
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View frequently asked questions about Cortland's Zoning Department
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Water/Sewer Billing
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Water System
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Sewer System
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Playgrounds, Sports Fields/Courts, Splash Pad, Skate Park, Sled Hill, Picnic Areas and more!
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Check out our Calendar of Events.
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View the local business directory for the City of Cortland.
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NEWSFLASH: Stay informed on your community!

  • City Council Meeting

    City Council Meeting

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    7:00 p.m.

  • Snow Sled Hill

    Snow Sled Hill

    Hours:  Dawn to Dusk

    Located at the Eastlake MetroPark, 433 N Mecca St (St Rt 46)

    Weather Permitting

  • Cortland Police Blotter

    Cortland Police Blotter

  • City of Cortland Welcome Bags

    City of Cortland Welcome Bags

    Would your Cortland Business/Organization like to participate in the

    City Welcome Bags for new residents moving into the community?  

    More Information

  • Public Notices and Bid Postings

    Public Notices and Bid Postings

  • Spring Clean Up

    Spring Clean Up

    May 2nd and May 3rd

    Items will be collected with your regular garbage pick up.  More Info

  • City Council ~ 2019

    City Council ~ 2019

    Front Row - Patti Keller, President Deidre Petrosky, Vice-President Kevin Piros, Kathy Fleischer
    Back Row - James Edwards, Don Moore, Scott Rowley

    To contact a council member click here


    On April 17 2018, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announces the launch of the City of Cortland online checkbooks on

    Pictured (left to right) Dan Risko (Treasurer's Office), Mayor Jim Woofter, Council President Deidre Petrosky and Finance Director Patti Gibson  

  • Water/Sewer Accounts Now Online!

    Water/Sewer Accounts Now Online!

    Access your water/sewer account online to pay your bill, view usage history, and enroll in autopay or eBilling. Visit to set up your accout. You will need a CID number and account number which are located on your new bill.
    If you have 
    questions, call the city at (330) 637-3916.
  • Winter Reminders

    Winter Reminders

    Do not blow or pile snow/ice that obstructs the vision of motorists on city streets.
    Clearing of snow/ice on sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.
    Please be mindful that city snow plows need to clear the streets.
    Pursuant to Codified Ordinance 351.14

  • Greetings from Mayor Woofter

    Greetings from Mayor Woofter

    Please read the 2018 year end letter from Mayor Woofter here.

  • Speed Limit Sign

    Speed Limit Sign

    The new sign is not used for issuing photo tickets but for showing speed and recording traffic counts.
    It will be moved around the city to areas known for speeding in hopes to slow drivers down.

  • Entry Level Police Officer & Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic Position

    Entry Level Police Officer & Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic Position

    Competitive Examinations for Entry Level Police Officer and Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic
    Accepting applications at the administration building until Friday March,1st, along with a $20 fee

    Exam Date:  Monday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m.

    More information ~ Police Officer position ~ Firefighter/Paramedic position

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The City of Cortland is a growing community - one that is moving ahead while still maintaining the charm that keeps us unique. We offer a growing retail shopping area, including a large variety of specialty shops. Because of our location, light industry is encouraged as we continue to expand. The city also has numerous professional services available for individual needs

Cortland is located in the heart of Trumbull County, adjacent to Mosquito Reservoir and State Park. State highways 5 and 46 are both accessible through the city. We are also a short distance from Interstate 80 via State Route 11.

Mosquito Lake is Ohio's second largest lake at 7,850 acres and ranked the 7th Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Ohio.  It is one of the best ice fishing spots for walleye in Ohio.

The City is very proud to be ranked  #1 Place to Retire in the State of Ohio (2015 and 2016)#1 Safest Community in Trumbull County (2015) , one of the Top Ten most charming Villages/Small Cities in Ohio (2016), Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio (2017) and featured in "Our Towns" of The Business Journal.

We are committed to providing the information our residents and visitors need about the city. Any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email us by clicking the button to the right.

Administration Office:
400 North High Street
Cortland, Ohio 44410

Office Hours:
Weekdays 8:00 to 4:30
(Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

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