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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Code Enforcement

Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety and welfare of Lansing residents through the preservation and improvement of the housing stock by assuring safe, decent and sanitary housing while conserving the integrity of Lansing neighborhoods.


It is through the dedicated efforts of the fourteen full-time and two part-time staff members, working in conjunction with neighborhood organizations and in cooperation with numerous other agencies that we are able to accomplish our objectives and work to strengthen our neighborhoods.


 [NOTE:  All information contained on this website provides a brief overview of the activities and requirements as set forth in the City of Lansing Housing & Premises Code. Please refer to the code for complete details under Title 6.HOUSING]

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 Code Enforcement Housing Portal

The above portal or data base can be searched by building permit, code enforcement, certificate of enforcement (rental certification) and project.  One can search for the above information through an owner’s name, address, and/or parcel number.  Once the property is found you can see if any code enforcement action has been done to the property.  The listing provides code enforcement number, category, code officer, date filed and closed.    

The Code Enforcement Housing Portal shows if premises have been written for grass and/or trash violations as well as disabled motor vehicles.  One can see if the property is a registered rental and/or if the dwelling has any safety violations or other various code enforcements.  By looking at the code enforcement or certificate number one can see what year the action was done.  Therefore, a code enforcement number E11-0000 would have been written in 2011.  

             ***The information contained in the portal is current from November 2011, rental registration is being updated daily and we anticipate it being completed soon.  Please call our main number 517-483-4361 for any questions***

Rental Registration
Typical Premises Violations
Placard Types

A structure determined to be Unsafe for violations other than a lack of required utilities will have a RED placard posted on the premises.  Refer to the Lansing Housing and Premises Code for further definition.  [Please refer to the code for complete details under Title 6.HOUSING]

316 N Capitol Ave
Suite C-1
Lansing ,MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4361
Fax: 517-377-0100

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.