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~Ensuring safe housing standards for all rental property located in the City of Kalamazoo~

In an effort to help ensure safe and sanitary rental housing within the City of Kalamazoo, the Community Planning & Development Department oversees the Rental Registration & Certification Program. The program requires that all rental property be registered as a rental and then pass periodic inspections performed by a city Housing Inspector, culminating in the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance with the City of Kalamazoo Housing Code (Chapter 17 of the Codified Ordinances). This applies to every rental from single family homes up through hotels and motels rented on a nightly basis. A standard Certificate of Compliance is good for 28 months; however property owners who meet certain criteria can be eligible for a 40 month certificate. In addition to the periodic inspections, Housing Inspectors also respond to tenant complaints as needed.

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How to Reach Us:

415 Stockbridge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Info: kzoorentalprogram@kalamazoocity.org

Scheduling: rentalinspections@kalamazoocity.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Links to Helpful Information, Documents & Forms

Rental Registration & Certification Program Staff:

Inspectors Name Inspectors E-Mail Assigned Neighborhoods
VACANT kzoorentalprogram@kalamazoocity.org Central Business District, Vine, Westnedge Hill, Milwood
Jim Graham grahamj@kalamazoocity.org West Main Hill, Burke Acres, Northside (West), Stuart, and Douglas
Ken Koetje koetjek@kalamazoocity.org Eastside, Edison (North), Northside (East)
Mike Nelson nelsonm@kalamazoocity.org Edison (South), Southside
Yvonne Wright wrighty@kalamazoocity.org Arcadia, Campus, Winchell, Oakwood and South Westnedge