Rental Property Information

 The Buildings, Safety Engineering, & Environmental Department (BSEED) is responsible for making sure that all rental properties in the city are properly registered, up to code, and have obtained a Certificate of Compliance

Follow the Rental Property Compliance Schedule Map below

 

Zip Code Compliance / Escrow Date Registration Date Enforcement/Escrow Date
48215 February 1, 2018 May 1, 2018 August 1, 2018
48224 March 1, 2018 June 1, 2018 September 1, 2018
48223 July 6, 2018 October 4, 2018 January 2, 2019
48219 August 5, 2018 November 3, 2018 February 1, 2019
48209 November 2, 2018 January 31, 2019 May 1, 2019
48210 December 5, 2018 March 5, 2019 June 3, 2019
48206 & 48214 March 7, 2019 June 5, 2019 September 3, 2019
48202 & 48204 April 4, 2019 July 3, 2019 October 1, 2019
48213 & 48238 July 6, 2019 October 4, 2019 January 2, 2020
48203 & 48211 August 5, 2019 November 3, 2019 February 1, 2020
48208 & 48212 April 1, 2020 July 1, 2020 October 1, 2020
48236, 48225, 48205 & 48227 May 1, 2020 August 1, 2020 November 1, 2020
48207 & 48221 August 1, 2020 November 1, 2020 February 1, 2021
48234 & 48216 September 1, 2020 December 1, 2020 March 1, 2021
48201 & 48228 December 1, 2020 March 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
48235 & 48217 January 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 July 1, 2021
48240, 48226 & 48239 April 1, 2021 July 1, 2021 October 1, 2021

Steps to Obtain a Rental Certificate of Compliance 

1. Register property as rental on the City of Detroit BSEED website

  • Login or or create eLAPs account https://aca-prod.accela.com/Detroit
  • Register Property(s)
    • Register each property via the Code Enforcement Module in eLAPSs Be sure to upload all required forms while registering the property (Proof of Property Ownership and/or Property Transfer Affidavit). Documents will be reviewed by Property Maintenance

2. Complete Rental Inspection

  • 1-2 Unit properties schedule with 3rd party inspection company. Approved inspection companies are listed on the BSEED website.
  • Once reviewed, upload report into Accela via eLAPs.
  •  3+ unit properties schedule with BSEED
    • Schedule inspection in eLAPs. Inspection results will be reflected in your account and you will be issued a Correction Order for any deficiencies. The correction order will be uploaded in your eLAPS account.
  • If violations exist, make the necessary repairs to the property and schedule a re-inspection with the 3rd party or BSEED (whoever performed the 1st inspection)
    • Pull permits for any work required, via the Permits Module in eLAPs. The permit may require a licenses professional to perform the work.

3. If the property was built before 1978 complete initial lead inspection and risk assessment here

  • Hire a lead certified contractor to remediate if lead hazards are present
  • Upload Lead report into Accela via eLAPs.
  • Open the record in your account and, under Record Info, select Attachments. This allows you to 'Add' and upload the Lead Report and any other additional documents required.

4. Pay outstanding BSEED Fees

  • All property owners should go to their accounts in Accela to pay all BSEED fees.
  • If property owners do not have an account in Accela, please go to the BSEED website

5. Pay outstanding DAH Fines

  • Fees can be searched on the DAH website here and payments can be made online

6. BSEED issues Certificate of Compliance to property owner once all BSEED fees and DAH fines have been paid.