Schedule an Inspection
You can schedule an inspection by calling us at 616-456-3053 or stop in to see us at 1120 Monroe Ave NW. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM. We are closed on public holidays.
Prepare for Your Inspection
We’ve put together an inspection checklist to help you prepare for your inspection. It includes common violations, but our inspectors may find other items not listed. Reach out to us if you have any questions.
Rental Certification Basic Requirements Checklist
English Version(PDF, 143KB) | Spanish Version(PDF, 59KB)
COvid-19 safety prep sheet
English and Spanish Version(PDF, 538KB)
Make sure to check out our Housing and Zoning Fee Schedule, too.
Prepare Your Tenants
Notify your tenants at least 48 hours before an inspection. You'll want to do this because we charge an extra fee if we can't access the property on the day of the inspection.
Bring a Pencil and Paper
Whenever possible, inspectors will issue verbal orders to avoid Notice of Violation fees. It's your responsibility to write down repairs that inspectors mention during the inspection.
We use the Grand Rapids Property Maintenance Code to guide inspections. This code is a combination of the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) and amendments to fit our City’s needs. The International Code Council publishes the IPMC. They copyright the content, so we can't share it with you online. If you want, you can review the 2012 IPMC by visiting:
City Codes for your reference