Auburn Hills, MI, expands vacant property registration with rental home registration

Auburn Hills, MI: Expanding on the City’s vacant property registration ordinance, a rental property registration ordinance has been established to further combat possible blight effects due to upkeep issues.

The ordinance states owners of rental homes will have until Dec. 31 to register their property with the City, and pay the annual $250 registration fee. If owners register before Nov. 30, the initial $250 fee may be waived.

Owners of rentals, both occupied and vacant property, would be required to keep the property in line with City code, obtain from the City a permit to occupy, perform a self-inspection of the property, submit the report of the self-inspection to the City, and maintain current contact information as well as adhere to all annual re-registrations in a timely manner.

When there is a sale or a changeover regarding the rental home, the owner must resubmit the fees and have another self-inspection of the property performed, then report such information to the City along with updating the water bill information.




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