Welcome to the City of Ann Arbor Rental Housing Services Web page! Our office inspects all residential rental units in accordance with the Housing Code: Chapter 105. Please use the navigation to the left for additional information.
Pursuant to Section 8:516(4) of the Ann Arbor Municipal Code: "No person shall lease or otherwise make a dwelling or rooming unit available for occupancy if a Certificate of Compliance is not in effect for the unit". Failure to secure the appropriate Certificate of Compliance (CofC) may result in enforcement against the property. This includes any type of advertisement, listing, or occupying the property as a rental.
Welcome to STREAM
We have a new software program called STREAM, that allows you register and apply your rental properties. Please go to https://stream.a2gov.org/ to register. Enter your email to register, the system will send you a confirmation email. Then you should be able to create an account.
Once registered and an account is created, click on apply to access Certified Rental Licenses under the "All 40" option.
Each property requires a separate license– Choose a subcategory (Single Family/Single Unit, Duplex, or Multi Family). Complete the required steps with the information asked.
Emails should only go to those who choose Primary Contact, you can have more than one primary contact. Select all necessary titles: applicant, agent, owner, primary contact.
Please upload the form: RH Property Registration Form.pdf. Signatures and Date of Births are still required. Once completed, we will set up an inspection. (You are NOT able to set up or request a rental inspection though STREAM you must contact us)
We are still working out some bugs, so please bear with us. An auto generated email will be sent letting you know licenses has been submitted. Paying on STREAM is now available with no added fee.
Once we schedule the inspection another auto generated email will be sent with the inspection date, time, and inspector.
The function of Rental Housing Services is:
1. To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City of Ann Arbor.
2. To protect a diverse housing stock from deterioration.
3. To accomplish all the above at the lowest possible housing cost to owners and renters while maintaining code compliance.
Rental Housing Services is a bridge between owner/agents/management companies and tenants. Our office conducts inspections on all rental units within the City of Ann Arbor every 30 months and issue a Certificate of Compliance to each property that passes inspection.
Hard copies of Certificates of Compliance and Inspection Reports are only available through eTRAKiT(before 3/1/22) or STREAM (after 3/1/22). (Instructions for accessing eTRAKiT are found on the left side of this page.) It is particularly important that Property Registrations are updated with current and accurate email addresses.
Rental Housing Inspectors:
Rental Housing inspectors may be reached by phone or email, Monday-Friday. However, they are conducting inspections 95% of the time. Please refrain from multiple forms of communication.
Stacy Fountain 734-496-0039 (cell) [email protected]
Derrick Hutton-Kinsey 734-474-8894 (cell) [email protected]
Steven Woelke 734-649-8150 (cell) [email protected]
Kevin O'Connor 734-412-5712 (cell) [email protected]
Karac Brown 734-469-6159 (cell) [email protected]