The position of Code Administrator is vital in order to keep Oberlin a clean, safe and welcoming destination for visitors and citizens alike. I hereby pledge my knowledge and expertise in the field of Code Enforcement to benefit this community by upholding the standards set forth by the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code and the City of Oberlin Codified Ordinances.
As the Code Administrator for the City of Oberlin, I am tasked with the following:
- Property and yard maintenance
- Fair Housing issues
- Issues concerning the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Unlawful Discrimination/LGTBQ+ Protection Ordinance
- Rooming House inspections and
- Public safety complaints
concerning public areas,
sidewalks and abandoned
- Demolition of blighted structures
Phone: (440) 775-7251
Fax: (440) 774-9714
Code Administration Information
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
For questions or complaints related to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact Chris Yates, City of Oberlin ADA Coordinator/Code Administrator. For general information regarding the ADA, click here.
Property Maintenance Complaints
To submit a property maintenance complaint, please print and submit a completed form via e-mail to Chris Yates or by postal mail to the City of Oberlin Building Department at 89 S Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074. For complaint form, click here
Home Repair Funding Resources. Grants and Loans
Rooming House Inspections
To schedule a Rooming House Inspection, please print and submit a completed form via e-mail to Chris Yates or by postal mail to the City of Oberlin Building Department at 89 S Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074. For rooming house inspection form, click here
Social Equity Information
Visit the Underground Railroad Center page for more information.
Human Relations Commission
This commission works toward a wholesome attitude of mutual respect and understanding among all people and organizations within the City. Get more information.
Unlawful Discrimination/LGTBQ+ Protection Ordinance
Oberlin City Council passed the Unlawful Discrimination Ordinance in 2021 that makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone in the City of Oberlin based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in the areas of employment, housing or public accommodation. For more information on these protections, or if you wish to file a complaint, please contact the Code Administrator. For a copy of the Ordinance, please click here.