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Inspection Portal

[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.]

Office of Code Compliance
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 preserving the integrity of Lansing neighborhoods.

Rental Registration

The City of Lansing has a strong interest in the maintenance and conservation of the existing and future rental housing stock. Early prevention with proactive inspections assures protection of the health, safety and welfare of Lansing residents. A Certificate of Compliance assures the occupant that the rental property is registered and meets the minimum standards of the Lansing Housing & Premises Code.

All rental properties within the City of Lansing, except owner-occupied single-family dwellings shall be registered as rentals.

Registered Rental Properties

This database provides a listing of all registered rental properties within the City of Lansing. The properties may be searched by street address or owner. The listing provides the owners and/or agent's name, the Code Compliance Officer (CCO) area, as well as the Expiration Date of the most recent Certificate of Compliance.

If you are considering renting a dwelling within the City of Lansing, the information this database provides is vital to your decision making process. If a property does not appear on this listing it is considered an unregistered rental which means it has not been inspected by the Office of Code Compliance and may not meet the minimum standards of the Lansing Housing & Premises Code.

UNREGISTERED RENTAL PROPERTIES

For additional information please feel free to contact our office at 517.483.4361.

Premises

The Office of Code Compliance continually works to promote the public health, safety and welfare by requiring a minimum level of maintenance of private property. A well maintained visual environment is a deterrent to those activities which negatively impact our neighborhoods. A proactive approach by residents assists in maintaining healthy neighborhoods.

Typical Premises Violations include:

Grass and weeds. Grass and weeds exceeding 8 inches in height within the yard, public right of way (the area between the sidewalk and roadway), fence lines etc. are subject to a violation notice.

Trash, debris – An accumulation of trash, junk, debris, dead organic matter, garbage, rat harborages, combustibles material or fire hazard. Indoor-type furniture, such as, but not limited to: mattresses, and overstuffed/upholstered couches and chairs are not allowed to be stored outside.

Disabled and Abandoned Motor Vehicles. An abandoned or disabled vehicle is a motor vehicle which is dismantled, in whole or in part, and/or which is mechanically unable to operate as the result of a mechanical defect or malfunction, a mechanical defect or malfunction includes, but is not limited to; deflated or missing tires; a vehicle resting on supports other than inflated tires; missing or damaged lights, windshield, or battery. The absence of minor and nonessential parts, such as antennas, or ornaments, hubcaps, etc., shall not cause a vehicle to be deemed dismantled and disabled. Any vehicle which is not capable of being licensed for operation on streets, alleys or highways shall be deemed to be disabled. A vehicle does not have to be currently licensed or insured.

Premises Violation Timeline:

1. City inspects for violation.

2. Correction Notice sent by First Class Mail to taxpayer of record, owner and tenant (If occupied dwelling)

3. Typically allow seven (7) days to correct the violation(s)*

* In cases where the violation presents a specific

hazard or danger, notice may be greatly reduced.

4. If completed by the owner – violation is complied

5. If requested, extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Code Compliance Officer

6. Re-inspection by Code Officer following expiration of notice to assure compliance.

7. If violation continues to exist after re-inspection it will be submitted to contractor for abatement.

8. If abatement is ordered by the city, all costs and administrative fees will be billed to the property owner.

9. If two or more notices are issued to the same property within a calendar year, the owner may be subject to an additional notice fees for each violation.

Premises Violations – Trash, Weeds, Disabled & Abandoned Motor Vehicles

This database provides a listing of all premises violations issued within the City of Lansing during the current year. The properties may be searched by street address. The listing provides you with the Violation Type, Violation Date, the required Compliance Due Date* as well as the Code Compliance Officer (CCO) area.

*The Compliance Due Date is subject to change based on extension requests.

For additional information please feel free to contact our office at 517.483.4361.

Housing Inspection History

The City of Lansing has a strong interest in the maintenance and conservation of the existing and future rental housing stock. Early prevention with proactive inspections assures protection of the health, safety and welfare of Lansing residents. A Certificate of Compliance assures the occupant that the rental property is registered and meets the minimum standards of the Lansing Housing & Premises Code.

All rental properties within the City of Lansing, except owner-occupied single-family dwellings shall be registered as rentals.

Housing Inspection History

This database provides a listing of all Housing Correction Notices issued within the City of Lansing from January 1, 2007 to date. The properties may be searched by street address. The listing provides the Violation Type, Tagged Status, Violation Date and the requested Re-inspection Date as well as the Code Compliance Officer (CCO) area.

For additional information please feel free to contact our office at 517.483.4361.

Typical Housing Violations include:

Safety:

Emergency Board Up:

Exterior:

Address Letter:

Rental Certification:

Rental Certification Inspected & Complied:

Lack of Certificate:

Failure to Register:

Substandard & Unsafe Tagged Residential Structures

The City of Lansing has a strong interest in the maintenance and conservation of the existing and future rental housing stock. Early prevention with proactive inspections assures protection of the health, safety and welfare of Lansing residents. A Certificate of Compliance assures the occupant that the rental property is registered and meets the minimum standards of the Lansing Housing & Premises Code.

All rental properties within the City of Lansing, except owner-occupied single-family dwellings shall be registered as rentals.

Substandard & Unsafe Tagged Residential Structures

This database provides a listing of all Housing Correction Notices issued within the City of Lansing from January 1, 2007 to date. The properties may be searched by street address. The listing provides the Violation Type, Tagged Status, Violation Date and the requested Re-inspection Date as well as the Code Compliance Officer (CCO) area.

For additional information please feel free to contact our office at 517.483.4361.

Placard Types

A structure determined to be Substandard will have a YELLOW placard posted on the premises. Most generally these are dwellings with housing code violations that have not been complied with. [Refer to Lansing Housing and Premises Code Section 1460.08 below]

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 Lansing Housing and Premises Code Section 1460.09 below]

A structure determined to have a Lack of Required Utilities ONLY (water, electric and/or gas service) under the code is defined as Unsafe shall have a GREEN placard posted on the premises. [Refer to Lansing Housing and Premises Code Section 1460.09(4) below]

Access for Repairs / Corrections

Owner/Tenant access to Substandard or Unsafe premises, in order to perform repairs or corrections to the property may be made only between the hours of 8AM-5PM Monday through Friday unless written authorization is given by the Office of Code Compliance. If it is necessary to perform work during the evenings or on weekends, an "After Hours" letter may be requested by the owner/tenant from the Code Compliance Officer.

Contact
316 N Capitol Ave
Suite C-1
Lansing ,MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4361
Fax: 517-377-0169
codecom@lansingmi.gov

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