Departments & Services
Rental Housing Certification
Ypsilanti Township requires all single family and duplex rental properties to be registered, inspected and certified code compliant.
Eligible properties that are rented or available for rent must be registered and certified through the Office of Community Standards. This includes buildings that were originally constructed as single family or duplex homes and later converted into multiple apartments.
Certification insures that rental properties are safe and maintained in compliance with the Property Maintenance Code. The Certificate of Compliance is valid for 24 months and may be transferred to a new owner during that time.
Rental Certification Forms
Landlords are required to register each rental property using this form and may designate an agent to represent them.
Vacant rental properties that are not available for rent may be designated as temporarily exempt from certification requirements.
Landlords who permit family members to live in a rental property without compensation may apply for exemption from certification requirements. The landlord must not receive any form of compensation and the tenant cannot contribute toward any expenses including rent, utilities, taxes and maintenance.
Tenants may request an unscheduled inspection in response to code violations that have not been resolved by the landlord. Tenants are required to provide evidence that maintenance requests have been submitted to the landlord in writing and have not been resolved after seven days. Valid ID showing residency at the rental property is also required.
Rental Program Information
Ypsilanti Charter Township's rental housing ordinance.
Summary of code sections and what the inspector looks for during a rental inspection.
Ypsilanti Charter Township has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code developed by the International Code Council. Landlords and tenants may review the code in its entirety through the ICC website.
Ypsilanti Charter Township has customized the International Property Maintenance Code to meet the needs of the community. All additions and deletions are listed here.
Schedule of fees charged for inspections and other events.