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All rental property owners in the City of Detroit must register their rental property and obtain a Certificate of Compliance. The certificate is proof that an inspection was performed at the property and found to be in a safe and habitable condition. Forms can be picked up at the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department office.

Supporting Documentation includes, but may not limited to:

  1. The inspection report from the Detroit Housing Commission.
  2. Current identification (driver's license, state-issued photo ID or passport).
  3. If property is Section 8, a notarized "Affidavit for the Issuance of Certificate of Compliance for Section 8 Rental Housing" form must be submitted along with the application. 

The applicant must present supporting documentation, along with the completed application form to:

 Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSE&ED)
 Property Maintenance and Zoning Violations
 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
 Two Woodward Avenue, Suite 412
 Detroit, Michigan 48226