Landlord registrations | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Landlord registrations

The city of Lakewood is dedicated to maintaining and preserving its vibrant housing stock — whether owner-occupied or investment properties.

The best way to keep current with changing trends and requirements is to attend our free Landlord Training Seminar, offered regularly. Seminars will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019  and Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

They take place at 7 p.m. each time in the auditorium of Lakewood City Hall.

Check out a few of the resources available below.

  • Landlord Training Seminar Registration+-

    Landlord Training Registration

    Fill out this form to register for the required Landlord Training Seminar
  • Tenant Screening Discount code+-

    The City of Lakewood discounted applicant screening service is now offered to all landlords within the city. The City has partnered with CoreLogic SafeRent to offer a full line of resident screening services utilizing SafeRent’s vast databases of landlord-tenant and criminal records. CoreLogic SafeRent is a comprehensive suite of screening services designed especially for the smaller landlord. SafeRent DIRECT includes the same vital leasing-decision services used by the nation’s largest real estate investment companies and property managers, including the only statistically validated tenant score.

    For more on SafeRent’s services, click here for their brochure.

    Landlords who use SafeRent to screen applicants under this program satisfy one of the three requirements for obtaining a housing license under Ord. 55-10, which became effective in May 2011.

    How the Program Works

    Lakewood landlords who use SafeRent’s online screening services will receive a substantial discount on packages offered by SafeRent. The discount code is for use only by landlords who own property in Lakewood, and the code must be kept confidential.

    Discounts are available only on screening packages ordered online through   All you need is the code we provide you in order to receive the discount. View the instructions on using the code by visiting by clicking here.

    Fill out the form here:

    Tenant Discount Screening Code

    The City of Lakewood discounted applicant screening service is now offered to all landlords within the city.

  • Register for your housing license+-

    Do you own a single-family or two-family home that you lease? If so, you probably already know that you’re required under the Lakewood housing code to renew your housing license each year. Starting this year you can complete your housing license online.

    Please click here to obtain a housing license.


  • Landlord Information Seminar Presentation Video+-