However, our city does require all non-owner occupied residences to be registered with the Building & Safety Department. Registration ensures that properties are inspected on a regular basis and meet minimum safety and maintenance requirements.
Many homes, however, are being converted to rental properties without being registered or inspected by city officials. These homes can pose a danger to occupants and neighbors alike. Not to mention the negative impact unregistered rentals can ultimately have on entire neighborhoods.
In an effort to crack down on such homes, the city has provided a way to look up all currently registered rental properties in Dearborn. If you suspect a home in your neighborhood is no longer owner-occupied and it does not appear on the city’s list at this easy-to-use link, you can then notify city officials by using the form provided here. The claim may be anonymously submitted, and will be researched and investigated by the Building and Safety Department.
Mayor O’Reilly has made a priority of supporting Dearborn homeowners by aggressively pursuing compliance with those codes and ordinances aimed at keeping neighborhoods vital and strong. Residents are urged to do their part to help with this effort.
Check city's list of registered rentals here.
Report a suspected unregistered rental here.