Mission:

The Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General's Mission is to promote honesty and accountability in County Government. To this end, we commit to you that if you report an allegation of wrongdoing to our Agency it will be fully investigated and when appropriate a referral for further governmental intervention or internal discipline will be made. It is no longer business as usual in Cuyahoga County. This is about a change in the way we do business. We owe it to ourselves, to the taxpayers and to the residents of the county to engage in business practices of the highest ethical standards.

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Jurisdiction


The following list details the Cuyahoga County governmental entities that do fall under the jurisdiction of the AIG:

  • Council Members
  • Council Staff
  • Executive
  • Executive Staff
  • Audit Committee
  • Information Services Center
  • Fiscal Office, including the Treasurer, Board of Revision, Purchasing, and Auditor/Recorder
  • Human Resources Department
  • Department of Public Works, including Engineer, Sanitary, and Facilities Management
  • Department of Development
  • Regional Collaboration
  • Public Safety & Justice Services
  • Medical Examiner
  • Sheriff
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Law Department
  • Health and Human Services, including Children and Family Services (DCFS), Employment and Family Services (EFS), Senior and Adult Services (DSAS), and Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).
Additionally, the AIG has jurisdiction over contractors and lobbyists who have entered into a contract with any one of the above referenced Cuyahoga County governmental entities. 

In instances where the AIG does have jurisdiction, the AIG will review the matter for the appropriate next steps (i.e. AIG investigation, referral to County Director, or referral to local law enforcement).

Below is a non-exhaustive list of both Cuyahoga County governmental entities and non-governmental entities the do not fall under the jurisdiction of the AIG:

  • Prosecutor
  • Public Defender
  • Court of Common Pleas
                   - General Division
                   - Adult Probate
                   - Probate
                   - Domestic Relations
                   - Juvenile

  • Court of Appeals
  • Land Bank
  • Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • ADAMHS Board
  • Board of Health
  • Board of Elections
  • Planning Commission
  • Veterans Service Commission
  • MetroHealth Hospital
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • State, county, and local municipality governments, residents, contractors and businesses

In instances where the AIG does not have jurisdiction, the AIG will refer the matter to the appropriate governing authority (i.e. MetroHealth Board of Directors, City of Cleveland Police Department, etc.).

Additionally, the AIG does not provide legal advice or representation to the public.