Rental Housing

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​​​The City of Ann Arbor has adopted an ordinance requiring carbon monoxide detection in rental housing. You can review the requirements here  Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection.pdf

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the City of Ann Arbor Renta​l 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 more 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.

Documents & Reference Materials:​

​Register Your Rental Properties

We have a new software program called STREAM. STREAM allows you register and apply for a Certified Rental License for your rental properties. Please go to to register. Enter your email to register, STREAM will send you a confirmation email.  You are now ready to create your account. Please complete a Property Registration ​beforehand and save to your computer. You will need to upload that to complete the application.

Once registered and an account has been created, click on APPLY at the top in the black bar. At the Application Assistant, type Rent in the search bar. Rental license options will show​.​​​

Each property/building must have its own license. ​Choose the correct rental license type, click APPLY. Complete the required steps with the information asked. 

Emails will go to those who choose Primary Contact. You can have more than one primary contact. Select all necessary titles: applicant, agent, owner, primary contact. TIP: If you save your contact as a favorite, you can choose it for each contact in Favorites.​​

Please upload a Property Registration Form. 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.              ​

An auto generated email will be sent letting you know your license has been submitted. You will not be able to pay until we review the application and invoice it. 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 assigned. 

The function of Rental Housing Services

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 owners and tenants. Our office conducts inspections on all rental units within the City of Ann Arbor every 30 months. A Certificate of Compliance is issued to each property that passes inspection.  

Hard copies of Certificates of Compliance and Inspection Reports are available on eTRAKiT(before 7/1/22) or STREAM (after 7/1/22). Some properties may have concluded the inspection cycle in eTRAKiT after 7/1/22, and remain in that system. Instructions for accessing eTRAKiT are found on the left side of this page. It is 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 contacting them by both phone and email. ​​

​​​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: 734-649-6159 (cell) [email protected]

Gregg Scrimger: 734-623-0123 (cell) [email protected]​​​

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Rental Housing Contact:
[email protected]
[email protected]
Phone: 734-794-6264 (Rental Dept.)​
Fax: 734-994-8460​​
301 E. Huron Street​​
Larcom City Hall
First Floor

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For scheduling needs and general information, please contact an Administrative Specialist.

Rental Services Coordinator/Admin:
Brandi Lewis​​
[email protected]
Cell: 734-395-4357
Office Voicemail:​  
734-794-6000 x42504    ​

Code Compliance Official:  
Chris MacFarland
[email protected]​ 
734-794-6000 x42657

Building&Rental Services Manager:
Lisha Turner-Tolbert
l​[email protected]​ 
734-794-6000 x4266

Deputy Building Official:
Mike Lemieux
734-794-6000 x42674

Building Official:
Glen Dempsey
734-794-6000 x42660​



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