Register a New Rental Property or Update Registration

This page will help you register a new rental property that is not currently registered and certified. If you need to schedule an inspection for a current rental property, search for the Certify a Rental Property page. 

If you just need to update your information for a rental property that's already registered, just submit the registration form here.

Online

Step 1.Review the Rules and Responsibilities

Before registering a rental property, make sure you know the rules and what your responsibilities will be. 

Review Rental Registration Rules and Responsibilities 

Step 2.Submit the Rental Property Registration Form

Complete the online form to register your rental property. We will ask for your information, the property information, and who the registered local agent will be. Our team will review your registration and follow up with you within one week.

Register a Rental Property

Step 3.Schedule an Inspection

After your registration is approved, we will follow up with you to schedule an inspection usually within a week. All rental properties in the city must be registered and certified. If no issues are found during your inspection, you will be issued a Certificate of Compliance and can begin to rent the property. 

The most common issues we find during inspections are listed in the Housing Inspection Checklist. It's a great place to start to prepare your property for an inspection and tenants.

Housing Inspection Checklist

Step 4.Keep Your Registration Up to Date

Make sure your rental registration information is always up to date. We will send courtesy notices when you need to have your property reinspected and may need to contact you for other reasons, so please let us know if your mailing address, phone number, or email address change. You can submit the Rental Registration Form again to update a registered property whenever you need to. 

Step 5.Schedule Inspections to Stay Certified

Your Certificate of Compliance is good for a certain period of time. Before it expires you will need to have your property reinspected. We will send you a reminder before your certificate expires. By scheduling timely inspections and maintaining your property within the housing code you can earn Certificates of Compliance for up to 52 months.

Certify a Rental Property

By Mail

Step 1.Review the Rules and Responsibilities

Before registering a rental property, make sure you know the rules and what your responsibilities will be. 

Review Rental Registration Rules and Responsibilities

Step 2.Submit the Rental Property Registration Form

Print the Application for Rental Registration form below and return it by mail to:

City of Kalamazoo
Community Planning & Economic Development 
245 N Rose Street Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Application for Rental Registration(PDF, 251KB)

Step 3.Schedule an Inspection

After your registration is approved, we will follow up with you to schedule an inspection, usually within one week. All rental properties in the city must be registered and certified. If no issues are found during your inspection, you will be issued a Certificate of Compliance and can begin to rent the property. 

The most common issues we find during inspections are listed in the Housing Inspection Checklist. It's a great place to start to prepare your property for an inspection and tenants.

Housing Inspection Checklist

Step 4.Keep Your Registration Up to Date

Make sure your rental registration information is always up to date. We will send courtesy notices when you need to have your property reinspected and may need to contact you for other reasons, so please let us know if your mailing address, phone number, or email address change. You can submit the Rental Registration Form again to update a registered property whenever you need to. 

Step 5.Schedule Inspections to Stay Certified

Your Certificate of Compliance is good for a certain period of time. Before it expires you will need to have your property reinspected. We will send you a reminder before your certificate expires. By scheduling timely inspections and maintaining your property within the housing code you can earn Certificates of Compliance for up to 52 months.

Certify a Rental Property

In Person

Step 1.Review the Rules and Responsibilities

Before registering a rental property, make sure you know the rules and what your responsibilities will be. You can review these online or we can provide them when you visit the office to register. 

Review Rental Registration Rules and Responsibilities 

Step 2.Submit the Rental Property Registration Form

Visit the Community Planning & Economic Development offices and complete the Application for Rental Registration.

City of Kalamazoo
Community Planning & Economic Development 
245 N Rose Street Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Application for Rental Registration(PDF, 251KB)

Step 3.Schedule an Inspection

After your registration is approved, we will follow up with you to schedule an inspection, usually within one week. All rental properties in the city must be registered and certified. If no issues are found during your inspection, you will be issued a Certificate of Compliance and can begin to rent the property. 

The most common issues we find during inspections are listed in the Housing Inspection Checklist. It's a great place to start to prepare your property for an inspection and tenants.

Housing Inspection Checklist

Step 4.Keep Your Registration Up to Date

Make sure your rental registration information is always up to date. We will send courtesy notices when you need to have your property reinspected and may need to contact you for other reasons, so please let us know if your mailing address, phone number, or email address change. You can submit the Rental Registration Form again to update a registered property whenever you need to. 

Step 5.Schedule Inspections to Stay Certified

Your Certificate of Compliance is good for a certain period of time. Before it expires you will need to have your property reinspected. We will send you a reminder before your certificate expires. By scheduling timely inspections and maintaining your property within the housing code you can earn Certificates of Compliance for up to 52 months.

Certify a Rental Property