Residential Rental Dwelling Unit Registration, Maintenance and Inspection, Program



DECEMBER 1, 2010

This program ensures that all residential rental properties in West Bloomfield are maintained to minimum standards of fire, health, and life safety. The program allows for once, every three years, mandatory inspection of rental housing units. It also includes a complaint-driven component with the highest possible protection for those reporting violations. Inspections focus primarily on exterior conditions, fire safety and egress, structural, electrical, health, mold, insect and rodent infestation, sanitation issues and accumulation of trash.

Interior inspection of residential rental units shall only be subject to regular inspection if one or more of the following conditions have been reported to the Township or have been identified by an exterior inspection:

  • Structure unsafe, unfit for human occupancy, unlawful, dangerous or that includes unsafe equipment
  • Any violation that may allow rain, moisture, surface or roof drainage or animals to enter the interior walls, structure or living space of the residential rental unit or structure
  • Multiple or recurring violations

Interior inspections focus primarily on interior conditions, fire safety and egress, structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing, health, and sanitation issues, including the presence of interior dampness and mold, insect and rodent infestation, and accumulation of trash.

Program Brochure

Inspections Contact:

Codes/Code Updates

Property Maintenance Code

Ordinance No. C-746


Exterior Inspection Checklist



Healthy Homes Resource Guide

Owner/Manager Resources

Tenant Resources