Welcome to the City of Cortland

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 Creek Lake 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 to be ranked 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.

Our Vision Statement - the city of Cortland seeks to protect our safety, sustainability, and quality of life while drawing young people, families, seniors, and businesses to a thriving destination celebrating our rich history.

Our Mission Statement - Our mission is to safely provide services, recreational opportunities, and support to our residents, businesses, and visitors through caring and competent professionals in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner.

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 to 1pm for lunch)

CIty of Cortland

NEWS FLASH: Stay informed on your community!

Note: Scroll through the news below by using the arrows to each side.

Council Meeting

Monday, July 15th
7:00 p.m.

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City of Cortland “Welcome Bags”

Please consider donating items that can help advertise your business!
Donations due Aug 22nd

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Work Session

Monday, July 15th
Immediately after the 7:00 Council Meeting

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Mosquito Fogging

Wednesday, July 17th

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Let The Rain Drain…


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Curbside Brush Pickup

Next Pickup:
Week of July 22nd

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Electric/Gas Aggregate Rates


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Trumbull Solid Waste Collection

Summer Hours:
May 1st – Oct 31st

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Door to Door Soliciting


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Business Facade Grant Program

Round 2 is now open!

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Identify water lines – We need your help!


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Police Blotter


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This is Cortland, Ohio

Video by Jonathon Rice - 2022

Video courtesy of Bob Coller - 2019