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RENTAL REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

~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.

What's New:

Please make note of our new hours starting March 2nd!

icon 2015 Winter Rental Newsletter

Effective January 1st, 2015 Community Planning & Development fees will be raised.  Please refer to the fee schedule for new pricing.

Amendements to Chapter 17, Housing Code took effect December 1, 2014.  The specific code requirements for maintenance of housing will be found in the International Property Maintenance Code, as well as a local addendum found below:

International Property Maintenance Code (Rental Housing Requirements)

iconChapter 17 Housing Code Full Text (4.17 MB 2014-12-31)

icon Local Addendum Requirements

 Have you had a rental inspection in the past 30 days? Please provide feedback by submitting our Rental Inspections Survey.

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
269-337-8026
kzoorentalprogram@kalamazoocity.org

 

Links to Helpful Information, Documents & Forms

 

Rental Registration & Certification Program Staff:

Inspectors Name Inspectors E-Mail Assigned Neighborhoods
Michael Deitz deitzm@kalamazoocity.org Edison
Jim Graham grahamj@kalamazoocity.org Eastside & Edison
Mike Nelson nelsonm@kalamazoocity.org Arcadia, Campus, Winchell, Oakwood & South Westnedge
Tina Perry perryt@kalamazoocity.org Vine, Milwood, Central Business District & Westnedge Hill
Yvonne Wright wrighty@kalamazoocity.org Burke Acres, Eastside, Northside, Stuart & Fairmont