Rental Housing Information
For contact information during the COVID-19 crisis, click here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Our office is currently scheduling annual rental inspections and re-inspections. If you have paid the renewal fee and submitted a renewal application, please call our office to schedule the inspection. Call 517-319-6857 or 517-319-6870. Our offices are staffed at reduced hours currently, if you do not reach someone please leave a voice message and your call will be returned. Renewal notices have been sent out for rental licenses that expire in July and August.
Our inspectors are following Ingham County Health Department guidelines as well as CDC guidelines. Inspectors are screened prior to the start of every work day. Inspectors will be wearing masks at all times when conducting inspections and maintaining social distancing. We are asking that anyone that is meeting an inspector at a property please follow the same guidelines. Inspectors will be asking if anyone has been sick that resides in the home and will not enter a property where someone is not feeling well. We are asking that property owners/managers make sure to give tenants adequate notice of inspections and ask that if occupant(s) are going to be home during the inspection that they do wear a mask and remain at a distance from our inspectors.
Payment can be made online once an invoice has been generated. Go to:
From this location, you can search all records by address. Under the building department tab, you will see a pink box with amount due. You can click that box to make the required payment. Please check this website periodically as changes are being made periodically in our operations.For further questions and information, contact:
Annette Irwin, Housing and University Relations Administrator
(517) 319-6801, firstname.lastname@example.org
Front office personnel for general questions and scheduling concerns:
Desserie Ledesma, (517) 319-6870, email@example.com
Morgan Piper, (517) 319-6857, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Izydorek, (517) 319-6820, email@example.com
Dennis Wesner, (517) 319-6817, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley Eppard, (517) 319-6982, email@example.com
Housing Issues such as renting without a rental license and overoccupancy:
Rodney Young, (517) 319-6822, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rental Housing Division regulates rental licensing in East Lansing, including issuance of licenses, rental license renewals and required inspections for licensing. The Rental Housing Division also receives and follows up on any complaints regarding property maintenance code violations, over occupancy and renting without a license.
Owning and Managing Rental Property
- Applying for Initial Rental License
- Renewing Rental Licenses
- Classification of Rental Licenses (PDF)
- Rental Inspection Guidelines (PDF) (what inspectors look for when conducting annual inspection)
- Lease Addendum (document required with all leases in the City)
- Spring Home Maintenance
Applications & Fees
- Rental Housing License Application - INITIAL (PDF)
- Rental Housing License Application - RENEWAL (PDF)
- New Owner Rental Unit License Application (PDF)
- House Sitting Form (PDF)
- Housing Licensing and Inspection Fee Schedule