Purchasing Commercial Property and Closing Document
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A Closing Document is required for property transfers of commercial/industrial property. Follow this link for the Closing Document application:
The Closing Document Application is used to request a document for closing purposes for property transfers of any property except a single-family or two-family home.
Document for closing purposes fulfills City of Dearborn ordinance requirements when there is a change in ownership but no change in use or tenant.
A Property Transfer Affidavit (PTA) must be filed with the City of Dearborn Assessor’s Office within 45days of the transfer. This application will be void if a PTA is not filed with the City of Dearborn Assessor’s Office within six months of the application date.
The fee for a closing document is $40. This non-refundable fee (payable to CITY OF DEARBORN) is due upon application submittal.
An inspection is not required to obtain a closing document; however, an inspection will be required after the transfer of property occurs. This inspection is to ensure minimum safety and property maintenance requirements for the property and building are met. This inspection will also ensure that existing businesses possess a valid Certificate of Occupancy.
CHANGE IN BUSINESS USE OR TENANT
Commercial Re-Occupancy Application is required for any change in use or tenant. Contact the Zoning Administrator to obtain information on commercial/business uses and zoning districts.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY INFORMATION
Any existing business at location must have a valid Certificate of Occupancy.
A new Certificate of Occupancy is not required for an existing business with a valid Certificate of Occupancy.
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for any new business or change in tenant. Certificates of Occupancy are issued after an inspection is performed specific to the business use by the City of Dearborn to verify compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances.
A Commercial Re-Occupancy Application is required for any new business.
If a stand-alone building is vacant, the property must be registered as vacant, unless a Commercial Re-Occupancy Application is submitted within 90 days of the transfer of property.