A dangerous building is a house or any other building that shows serious defects, unsafe conditions, or is vacant and open to trespass.
Getting to the Finish Line
If your property has been ordered demolished by City Council you can apply for deferral to have it removed.
You will need to complete payment & submit your application & associated documents to [email protected]
Note: there are different applications & requirements for residential or commercial properties.
Here you find a list of what is required to request a Release of Lis Pendens.
Complete the above application & submit to the Property Maintenance Division
Contact: (313) 224-3215
Dangerous Building Ordinance - Chapter 8
See the Detroit Demolition Program page for full information regarding the suspension of demolitions.
Through June 2020, only Emergency Demolitions will be prioritized.
Starting in July 2020, additional buildings will be prioritized for demolition.
Emergency Demolition Orders are issued when, in the opinion of the Building Official, conditions of a building, structure, or any part of a structure are found to be structurally unsound, unsafe, dangerous, imminent danger and/or poses an actual and immediate threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public. Examples may include but are not limited to. leaning, bowing and/or missing walls, or a building collapsed into basement leaving a void.