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Rental Licensing & Inspection

All non-owner occupied rental properties are required to be registered with the city, submit to an annual inspection, and pay an annual rental license fee. Maximum occupancy is dependent upon which zoning district the property is located in.

Owner-occupied rental properties have different standards.  These standards are outlined in Chapter 14 of the City Ordinance below.

All inspections of rental properties are conducted by:

Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Jepsen
616 Shelden Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
e-mail:  .

The requirements for rental licensing and other information are:

The State of Michigan provides a publication regarding landlord/tenant law.  It can be found at:

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