Property Maintenance Division is comprised of several sub-divisions and ensures continued compliance for commercial & residential properties. Manages vacant and blighted structures for both commercial & residential buildings. Enforces the Property Maintenance Code & Rental Ordinance.
Getting to the Finish Line
Dangerous Buildings Office
Rental Inspections Office
- Obtain Rental C of C
- Lead Requirements
- Schedule 3rd Party Inspections
- Rental Enforcement Map/Schedule
Commercial Annual Inspection Office
- Guidelines for Vacant Buildings
- Map of Commercial Corridors
- Resources For Restoring Your Commercial Property
- Help Identifying Your District
- Contact Your District Inspector
- Dumping and Curbside Waste Issues
- Find or Pay a Blight Tickets
Do you have an inquiry for Property Maintenance? Contact Us!
Arthur Rushin: [email protected]
- Schedule rental inspection with 3rd party for 1-2 unit properties and Property Maintenance for 3+ unit properties. During the rental inspection, the inspector will inspect the structural, electrical, heating, and environmental components of the property.
- Homes built prior to 1978 all need a Lead inspection.
Sam Flemings: [email protected]
- The Residential Enforcement Office is responsible for investigating residential complaints, including emergencies, and inspecting vacant residential properties.
Commercial Annual Inspection
Bob Watson: [email protected]
- During the annual inspection, the inspector will inspect the conditions of the interior and exterior of the building. The following areas will be inspected: roof & drainage, means of egress, plumbing integrity, life safety, and mechanical & electrical systems
- 30 days prior to the expiration date of your Certificate of Compliance contact Property Maintenance to schedule your annual inspection
Dangerous Buildings Inspection
Arthur Edge: [email protected]
- The Dangerous Buildings office's goal is to protect the residents of Detroit from unsafe blighted and dangerous structures
- Contact the Dangerous Buildings office at (313) 224-3215 to report vacant & open, vacant & not maintained, fire damaged, or collapsing structures
Commercial Corridor & District Inspectors
Terry Martin: [email protected]
- District inspectors act as a voice and point of contact for blight enforcement in their respective district
- District inspectors respond heavily to blighted structures. Requests include, but are not limited to: poor maintenance of a home (broken windows, structural damage), graffiti, poor maintenance of fences, and/or razor wire