Frequently asked questions from City of Cleveland

What happens if I do not pay my real property taxes?

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Cuhayoga County (OH) Real Property taxes not paid by the closing date will be charged a 10% penalty. One half of the penalty will be waived if payment is received in full within 10 calendar days of the closing date.

Who can register to vote in Ohio?

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You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
  • You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

How can I apply for Unemployment Benefits in the State of Ohio?

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Ohio has two ways to file an application for Unemployment Insurance Benefits: 

  • Online: You can file for UI benefits online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week using the Ohio State DJFS portal by clicking the FILE NOW option above.
  • Telephone:  You can call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 7 AM - 7 PM, and Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM.

What information is required to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Ohio?

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To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio, you will need: 

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license or state ID number
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer you worked for during the past 6 weeks of employment
  • The reason you became unemployed from each employer
  • Dependents' names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth
  • If claiming dependents, your spouse's name, Social Security number, and birth date
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date
  • Your regular occupation and job skills

If you had out-of-state employment, have worked for the federal government, or are separated from military service, more information is required, including: 

  • Form DD-214, member 4 copy (for military service)
  • SF-8 or SF-50 form (for federal government employment)   

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here:

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here:

Is there a number I can call to learn more about the COVID-19 response in Ohio State?

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If you have questions about how to protect yourself and prepare for COVID-19 in your community, the Ohio Department of Health (OHD) can provide answers. The ODH coronavirus disease 2019 call center can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

ODH staffers operate the center seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They are available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.

Where can I find more information about Coronavirus cases reported in the State of Ohio?

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You can find the latest case numbers per county on the Ohio Department of Health's website here