Pursuant to City of Dearborn ordinances, non-occupied homes must be inspected to ensure compliance with minimum housing standards, and to ensure that Certificates of Occupancy are kept current.
Register your Rental Property
To register your property, you must schedule an inspection and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. There is no charge for registration; however, inspection fees will apply.
Inspections are performed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expedited inspections may be available during non-working hours for an additional fee.
Utilities must be turned on so that a complete inspection can be performed. If an inspector cannot complete an inspection, another inspection must be scheduled and a $50 fee will be charged.
Inspections take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
There is a $50 fee for cancelling a scheduled inspection, unless more than one business day notice is provided.
A $50 fee will be charged if an inspector cannot gain entry for a scheduled inspection.
A copy of the inspection report is available after 5 p.m. the day of the inspection.
The inspection report will indicate if a permit is required. It is recommended that permits be obtained by licensed contractors.
Permit application forms are available online. For permit information, call 313-943-2442.
A re-inspection is required to ensure that all noted violations have been corrected and all repairs have been made.
There is no charge for a re-inspection; however, a $50 fee will be charged if work is not complete and another inspection is required.
Additional items may be noted during the re-inspection if they are health and/or safety related.
Extensions of time to correct outstanding violations may be allowed for good cause, for a fee of $50 for each 30-day extension.
Provisions are made for instances where snow, ice or cold weather may prevent the completion of exterior repairs.
Certificate of Occupancy
A certificate of occupancy will be issued after a re-inspection has been performed and all noted violations have been corrected, required repairs have been made and all fees have been paid.
Certificates of Occupancy expire three years from the date of initial inspection.
Change in Contact Information
Please notify us if any information has changed since your last inspection cycle.