Department of Appeals and Hearings

We aim for a blight-free city.

Known as Detroit's "Blight Court," the Department of Appeals and Hearings (DAH) conducts 25,000 hearings annually on "quality of life" violations aimed at ensuring that property in Detroit is maintained free of blight. The DAH also serves as the appeals court for citizens impacted by certain administrative decisions made by other city departments. Property owners can also pay and inquire about blight tickets at the DAH.