Deferrals

Deferrals

If your property has been ordered demolished (ODM) by City Council you must apply for a deferral in order to have it removed. To apply complete a deferral application and submit the deferral application & associated documents to [email protected].

How to make a Payment

Step 1. Email [email protected] to request an invoice number and Record ID


Step 2. In the subject line enter the Property Address


Step 3. You will receive a response within one (1) business day


Step 4. Go to the BSEED Online Payment page & pay the associated fee


Step 5. Email complete application & associated documents to [email protected] 

How to apply for Residential Property Deferral

Step 1. An application fee of $37, deferral inspection service fee of $148, an inspection fee of $167 (totaling $352) will be charged for Residential deferrals and must be paid when submitting the completed application for the Residential deferral application.


Step 2. Complete the Residential properties deferral application


Step 3. Submit along with the application:
o    Copy of Proof of ownership (must have registered deed)
o    Copy of valid Government Issued Identification (State ID, Driver's License, or Passport)
o    Copy of City of Detroit Property Tax Clearance (details below)
o    Copy of DAH Blight Clearance

  • Email completed form to [email protected]
  • Once approved, it should be included with deferral application

o    Proof of funds for rehabilitation
o    Copy of Paid Invoice showing the Deferral Application Fee, Deferral Inspection Service Fee, and Inspection fee

You must complete all items before you submit documents. Partial packets will not be accepted. 
Completed deferral applications are not approved until authorized by resolution of the Detroit City Council.

 

How to apply for Commercial Property Deferral

Step 1. An application fee of $37, deferral inspection service fee of $148, and inspection fee of $167, and a special inspection/re-inspection fee of $167 (totaling $519) will be charged for Commercial deferrals ONLY and must be paid when submitting the Commercial deferral application.


Step 2. Complete the Commercial properties deferral application


Step 3. Submit along with application:
o    Copy of Proof of ownership (must have registered deed)
o    Copy of valid Government Issued Identification (State ID, Driver's License, or Passport)
o    Copy of City of Detroit Property Tax Clearance (details below)
o    Copy of DAH Blight Clearance

  • Email completed form to [email protected]
  • Once approved, it should be included with deferral application

o    Proof of funds for rehabilitation
o    Copy of Paid Invoice showing the Deferral Application Fee, Deferral Inspection Service Fee, Inspection fee, and Special Inspection/Re-Inspection Fee.

You must complete all items before you submit documents. Partial packets will not be accepted. 
Completed deferral applications are not approved until authorized by resolution of the Detroit City Council.

 

Submit the deferral application & associated documents to [email protected]

 

What Happens Next

Upon submitting the completed deferral application, 


Step 1. A supervisor will review and approve or deny your application. Completed deferral applications are not approved until authorized by resolution of the Detroit City Council.


Step 2. If approved an inspection of the property will be scheduled.

  • The owner must remedy the dangerous situation by securing the structure against trespassing/elements, abate the attractive nuisance, blight, trash, graffiti, structurally unsound or unstable property before the scheduled inspection.
  • Any openings to trespass and/or elements MUST be barricaded have paint coating uniform to the building.

Full Online Deferral Process can be seen here.

 
How to get Tax Clearance

Step 1. Applicant must complete the "Applicant" portion of the Clearance Application.


Step 2. The applicant must also attach to the application a copy of:

  • Receipt of paid BSEED inspection
  • Registered deed
  • Photocopy of Driver's license


Step 3. Return to: [email protected] 

 

How to obtain a Commercial Certificate of Compliance

 

How to obtain Rental Certificate of Compliance

 

How to request release of Lis Pendens