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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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NEWSFLASH: Stay informed on your community!

  • Curbside Brush Pickup

    Curbside Brush Pickup

    Resumes:  Week of April 22nd

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

    Please have items at the curb no later than Sunday evening, April 21st

    See the policy and 2019 schedule here

  • City Council Meeting

    City Council Meeting

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    7:00 p.m.

  • Cortland Police Blotter

    Cortland Police Blotter

  • Spring Clean Up

    Spring Clean Up

    May 2nd and May 3rd

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

  • Scrap Tire Program

    Scrap Tire Program

    April 8th - May 3th

    Drop off 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the City Service Garage (Willow Park)

    More Info

  • Summer Job Opportunity

    Summer Job Opportunity

    The Service Department is accepting applications for summer employment. Ideal candidates are students on summer break, over the age of 18. Employment generally runs from June through August, consisting of a 40 hour work week. Applications can be found here.

  • City Offices will be Closed

    City Offices will be Closed

    on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday

  • Mosquito Spraying

    Mosquito Spraying

    First spraying of the year :  Wednesday, May 15th

    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?

  • 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  

  • 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

  • Items for Sale on

    Items for Sale on

    Current items for sale on
    2010 Ford E450 Wheeled Coach Ambulance

    By direction of Council ~ Resolution R-06-18

  • Water/Sewer Billing Now Online

    Water/Sewer Billing Now Online

    Access your water/sewer account online to pay your bill, view usage history, and enroll in autopay/eBilling
    Go to to set up your account. Your CID number and account number is needed which is located on your new bill. If you have questions, call the city at (330) 637-3916.
  • Construction


    The City Service Dept will be installing storm sewer pipe on a section of South Colonial (Just south of Maple Ave to East Main St)

    Tentative Start Date:  Week of April 22nd 

  • Main Street Resurfacing

    Main Street Resurfacing

    West Main St from McCleary Jacoby to Mecca St and East Main St from High St to St Rt 11

  • Thank You!

    Thank You!

    The City would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for generously donating to the "Cortland Welcome Bags" this year! Without your support, the gift bags would not be possible for new residents moving into the community. Thank you!

    List of contributors

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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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