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 CITYWIDE RECORDS RETENTION SCHEDULES:

All Departments (E-mail and Voicemail)

Boards and Commissions

Building Department

City Council

Civil Service

Communications & Technology Department

Economic Development

Engineering Department

Finance Department

Fire and Emergency Services Department

Human Resources Department

Law Department

Mayor's Court

Mayor's Office

Police Department

Recreation and Seniors Department

Service Department

Fees for Public Records  Those seeking public records maintained by the City will be charged only the actual cost of making copies as designated by the City.  Advance payment may be required before any copies are prepared.  Pursuant to Codified Ordinance Section 222.02, the Director of Finance has established the following fees for the reproduction of public records:

Paper copies (legal or letter size):                         $0.05 per page

Downloaded computer files to a compact disc:     $1.00 per disk

Oversized copies (i.e., maps drawings, etc.):        $2.00 per page

There is no charge for documents transmitted electronically (e-mail; facsimile)

For the reproduction of audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, or any other media , the fee shall be $5.00, or the actual reproduction (copying) cost, if a commercial service is utilized.

Codified Ordinances and components  The Code can be purchased. Contact the Council Office at (440) 580-3110 to order.

  • Codified Ordinances (entire code) $85 - pages and tabs only.     In Binder: $150
  • Planning and Zoning Code $15
  • Building and Housing Code $10
  • Charter $5

Requesters may ask that documents be mailed to them.  They will be charged the actual cost of the postage and mailing supplies in addition to the per page charge or other applicable charge. 

 

 

 

CITY OF STRONGSVILLE PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY

 

 

"REQUEST TO VIEW PUBLIC RECORDS" FORM -- Although the City of Strongsville cannot require that your request be written, it is suggested that this form will assist you and the city in clarifying your requests, facilitating a prompt response, and providing an accurate record of all requests to view or copy public records within the possession of the city. 

 

 "IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CITY OF STRONGSVILLE THAT OPENNESS LEADS TO A BETTER INFORMED CITIZENRY, WHICH IN TURN LEADS TO BETTER GOVERNMENT AND MORE RESPONSIVE PUBLIC POLICY.  IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CITY TO STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE STATE'S PUBLIC RECORDS ACT (O.R.C. SECTION 149.43 et seq.).  ALL EXEMPTIONS TO OPENNESS ARE TO BE CONSTRUED IN THEIR NARROWEST SENSE, AND ANY DENIAL OF PUBLIC RECORDS IN RESPONSE TO A VALID REQUEST MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXPLANATION, INCLUDING LEGAL AUTHORITY, AS OUTLINED IN THE OHIO REVISED CODE.  IF THE REQUEST IS IN WRITING, THE EXPLANATION MUST ALSO BE IN WRITING."

 

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View the City of Strongsville's Public Records Policy, Issued September 2007, REVISED February, 2010 and February, 2011,  in its entirety