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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...

OWNER OCCUPIED

RENTAL PROPERTY

VACANT PROPERTY

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 ...

IN COMPLIANCE

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 

home page

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

and this is only for the first round, they nearly double for round two