WHAT DETROIT LANDLORDS SHOULD KNOW....
WE WILL UPDATE THIS INFORMATION TO KEEP UP WITH CHANGES IN POLICY BUT AS OF TODAY WE UNDERSTAND....
The City of Detroit has three classifications for Houses...
with specific requirements for each classification...
Vacant properties must
Register as a vacant with the City of Detroit
Have an exterior safety inspection and clearance
Obtain a certificate of Compliance
Owner Occupied homes are exempt from registration.
A home may be exempt from registration if occupied rent free by an immediate family member and a non-rental affidavit is filed with the City of Detroit. The required affidavit form is only available at the Property Maintenance desk on the 4th floor at 2 Woodward ave.
Rental Properties must
Be Registered with the City of Detroit
Obtain a safety inspection/clearance
Obtain a Lead Inspection/Risk Assessment and Lead clearance
Obtain a Certificate of Compliance
In the City of Detroit Landlords can be ...
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
IN AN AGREEMENT
This Landlord has
Registered the rental property
Passed a safety inspection
Received a Lead inspection/Risk Assessment and Lead Clearance Obtained a Certificate of Compliance
This Landlord should never pay for a Blight Violation
This Landlord need not be concerned that a tenant,
neighbor or mad ex might use this site to identify or report an unregistered rental
This landlord can breathe easy because tenants can't use this process
This Landlord most likely has not registered the rental property
This Landlord probably hasn't scheduled a third party safety inspection or received a safety clearance
This landlord has not yet
received a lead clearance
A lead inspection can be
scheduled through our
When your inspections are
complete and you have your
clearance documents vist BSEED
on the 4th floor of the Coleman
Young Building and apply for your
certificate of compliance
AGREEMENTS ARE PAUSED
There are presently two types of agreements used by BSEED to delay blight notices, more commonly called tickets....
If you have already received Blight Violations you can enter into a Consent Agreement but you will have to appear at court on your court date and ask for one.
DISCLAIMER: Processes with the City of Detroit are ever evolving to help Citizens...
We will endeavor to keep current but can make no assurances the information on this site is up to date
Should expect to be fined $500 for failing to obtain a lead clearance &
Should expect to be fines $250.00 for failure to obtain a Certificate of Compliance