The Blight Violation Notice (Ticket) states the specific violation, the date, time, and place that the alleged violation occurred and payment options concerning the fine.

An appearance at a hearing is required to contest the alleged violation. Blight Violation Notices also state the date, time and place of the scheduled hearing. Questions must be directed to the department that issued the violation. If it is believed that the citation was issued by mistake, it is strongly recommended to have all concerns addressed during the scheduled hearing. The consequences of ignoring a Blight Violation Notice may result in an uncontested decision and order of default being issued against the alleged violator.

You may also contact the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSE&ED) at (313) 628-2451 and ask to speak to the Property Maintenance Division supervisor before the hearing date.


Citizens have a right to appeal the Department of Administrative Hearings (DAH) hearing officers' decisions to the Wayne County Circuit Court within 28 days of the date of the order. Written information about the procedures for filing an appeal of an order or to set aside a DAH order of default can be picked up at:

Department of Administrative Hearings
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue - Suite 1004
Detroit, MI 48226

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