city of Kalamazoo

"Home of the Kalamazoo Promise"


~Ensuring safe housing standards for all rental property located in the City of Kalamazoo~

In an effort to help ensure safe and sanitary rental housing within the City of Kalamazoo, the Community Planning & Development Department oversees the Rental Registration & Certification Program. The program requires that all rental property be registered as a rental and then pass periodic inspections performed by a city Housing Inspector, culminating in the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance with the City of Kalamazoo Housing Code (Chapter 17 of the Codified Ordinances). This applies to every rental from single family homes up through hotels and motels rented on a nightly basis. A standard Certificate of Compliance is good for 28 months; however property owners who meet certain criteria can be eligible for a 40 month certificate. In addition to the periodic inspections, Housing Inspectors also respond to tenant complaints as needed.

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Rental Database Search - See if a property is currently certified by viewing a complete list of all rental properties, or by querying agent name or address.

How to Reach Us:

415 Stockbridge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49001


Links to Helpful Information, Documents & Forms


Rental Registration & Certification Program Staff:

Inspectors Name Inspectors E-Mail Assigned Neighborhoods
Michael Deitz Edison (Partial)
Jim Graham Eastside & Edison (Partial) & Northside (Partial)
Mike Nelson Arcadia, Campus, Winchell, Oakwood & South Westnedge
Tina Perry Vine, Milwood, Central Business District & Westnedge Hill
Yvonne Wright Burke Acres, Northside (Partial), Stuart & Fairmont