ATTENTION: CHAPTER 18 ARTICLE X- RENTAL INSPECTION ORDINANCE (NO. 456) WAS REVISE BY CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 2, 2022. PLEASE VIEW REVISIONS. LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT TO PROPERTIES THAT ARE EFFECTED THIS YEAR.

 

Rental Properties

 

The definition of a Rental dwelling in accordance to our city ordinance states: Rental dwelling. Any structure, building or other facility promised and/or leased to a residential tenant or tenants for use as a home, residence or sleeping unit and is not owner occupied. This definition includes but without limitation single- and two-family dwellings, multiple dwellings, apartment units, boarding houses, rooming houses, hotels, motels and flats.

Registering Rental Properties

The owner of any rental dwelling or rental unit shall register each rental dwelling and all rental units contained within the rental dwelling with the city and shall designate a person, as defined in section 18-504 as the responsible local agent who shall be legally responsible for operating the registered rental dwelling or rental unit and shall also be responsible for providing access to such premises for making the inspections necessary to ensure compliance with the terms of this article and all applicable codes and ordinances adopted by the City of Flat Rock. A "certificate of compliance" shall not be issued if the registration provisions of this article are not complied with.

To register please fill out our Rental Registration and Inspection Application.

If there is a Change in Occupancy with the Rental Property, please fill out the form to the Building and Safety Office. If the rental property is claimed as 0% homestead, please fill out the Affidavit of Non-Rental.

Rental Inspection

A certificate issued by the department of building and safety which certifies compliance with the provisions of the codes and ordinances of the City of Flat Rock for all rental dwellings and rental units. A certificate of compliance shall be valid for three years from the date of issue unless the property is sold or transferred. A new inspection and a new certificate of compliance shall be required prior to sale or transfer of a rental dwelling or a rental unit. Please call 734-782-0445 or email buildingsafety@flatrockmi.org to set up a rental inspection. Before an inspection is preformed, the rental inspection fee must be paid in full.

 

 

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Dept. Contacts

  • Building & Safety Clerk
    Jennifer Liedel
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2109
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    Tom Chorkey
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    Extension: 2339
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    Mike Dalton
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    Extension: 2119
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    Chuck Gillenwater
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2135
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  • Mechanical Inspector
    Rob Secco
  • Electrical Inspector
    Jeffery Dommer
  • Plumbing Inspector
    Bernie Zarb