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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!

  • Curbside Brush Pickup

    Curbside Brush Pickup

    Pick-up for the entire city is the week of the 4th Monday of each month.

    Next scheduled pick up:  Week of August 27th

    Please have items at the curb no later than Sunday evening, August 26th

    See the policy and 2018 schedule here

  • City Council Meeting

    City Council Meeting

    Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


  • Cortland Police Blotter

    Cortland Police Blotter

  • Council Meeting Videos

    Council Meeting Videos

  • Mosquito Spraying

    Mosquito Spraying

    Next Scheduled Date:  Wednesday, August 22nd

    Last spraying of the year:  Wednesday, September 5th

    Time:  7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight

    Full Schedule

  • Are you planning a Garage Sale this season?

    Are you planning a Garage Sale this season?

  • Splash Pad

    Splash Pad

    Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

    Located at Pearl Park, 140 Pearl St
    Open Memorial Day through Labor Day


    Friday, August 24th, 2018

    4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    The Fire Dept will be collecting donations at the intersection of St Rt 46 and St Rt 5 near Rite Aid. All proceeds will be donated to the Muscular Distrophy Association

  • Open Position ~ Part-time Police Officer

    Open Position ~ Part-time Police Officer

    Cortland Police are looking for experienced part-time officers. Officers are paid $14.00/hr and double time on holidays worked.  Officers shall receive a minimum of 3 hours should they be required to appear in court in an off-duty status.  They are issued a city owned firearm and radio and receive a $150.00/year uniform allowance.  Completed applications should be submitted to Officer Steve Orslene, Cortland Police Department, 400 N High St Cortland, OH 44410.

    Click here for an Application   Applications may also be picked up at the Cortland Police Dept/City Hall, 400 N High St, Cortland

  • City Council ~ 2018

    City Council ~ 2018

    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

  • Do you need transportation?

    Do you need transportation?

    The City of Cortland is a participating community of the Trumbull County Transit System which offers community rides to Cortland residents at discounted fares.

    More information 


    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 Patricia Gibson

    Ohio checkbook logo     Press Release

  • Door-to-Door Soliciting

    Door-to-Door Soliciting

    Peddlers/Solicitors are required to have a City permit on them at all times

    Permitted Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time, No Sundays or holidays

    Residents can be put on the City's "DO NO SOLICIT" list. Call 330-637-3011

    View complete Ordinance O-14-16

  • Housing Assistance Programs

    Housing Assistance Programs

    The Trumbull County Planning Commission administers multiple housing assistance programs available to Cortland residents who meet the eligibility requirements.

    More Information

  • Is Open Burning Allowed in Cortland?

    Is Open Burning Allowed in Cortland?

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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.

The City is very proud it was 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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