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Contractor Exemption Listing


The Cuyahoga County Code requires that all Contractors doing more than $10,000.00 in business with the County in a calendar year must be registered with the Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General (“AIG”). If you meet certain limited criteria, you may be exempt from the registration process.

Contractors who meet one of the following County-approved exemptions are NOT required to register with the AIG:

AIG CONTRACTOR EXEMPTION LIST

(Last updated July 10, 2023)

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1) Political subdivisions, public utilities, and other governmental entities.County Code §501.19(E)(1)
2) Persons or entities that receive either direct payments or reimbursements from the County for the emergency purchase of items required to serve basic needs, including, but not limited to, temporary foster care providers and grocery or department stores that accept vouchers for basic needs.County Code §501.19(E)(2)
3) Court reporters or expert witnesses in connection with civil litigation or criminal prosecution.County Code §501.19(E)(3)
4) Persons or entities that receive County funds through a County-sponsored rebate program, including, but not limited to, the County Storefront Renovation Rebate Program.County Code §501.19(E)(4)
5) Accrediting bodies.County Code §501.19(E)(5)
6) Contractors supplying products or services relating to purchases made pursuant to Section 501.03(A) of the County Code (“Emergency and Unforeseen Time Sensitive Mission Critical Purchases”) or Section 501.08(A) of the County Code (“County Executive Emergency Authority”) .County Code §501.19(F)
7) Borrowers on homeowner rehabilitation loans issued by the Department of Housing and Community Development.County Code §501.19(F)
8) Borrowers on federally funded housing development loans issued by the Department of Housing and Community Development.County Code §501.19(F)
9) Physicians that provide medical treatment or services for the County.County Code §501.19(F)
10) Professional Associations that provide memberships or certifications to County departments, officials and employees (e.g., County Commissioners Association of Ohio).County Code §501.19(F)
11) Guardian ad litem and assigned counsel providing services to Cuyahoga County Courts.County Code §501.19(F)
12) Landowners pursuant to federally or state mandated compliance regarding environmental impacts, inspection, remediation or mitigation.County Code §501.19(F)
13) Landowners pursuant to federally or state mandated compliance or collaboration regarding inspections, rights of way, rights of entry and related activities associated with railways, transportation infrastructure or public utilities.County Code §501.19(F)
14) Arbitrators and mediators including but not limited to individuals who perform labor and employment dispute resolution services on behalf of the County and various unions who represent County employees.County Code §501.19(F)
15) Daycare/childcare providers providing such services to children who are both in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services and residing with foster or kinship placements.County Code §501.19(F)
16) Foster parents of children in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services.County Code §501.19(F)

1Pursuant to County Code, a "Contractor" shall mean any person or entity that is a party to an Agreement with the County, as defined in Section 102.01(A) of the Code.

2 Whenever this exemption is granted, the requesting department shall notify the Inspector General and the contractor shall complete the registration process within thirty (30) days of contracting with the County.