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Rental Licensing & Inspection

All rental properties in the City of Houghton are required to be registered with the City, submit to an annual inspection, and pay an annual rental license fee.

All inspections of Rental Properties are conducted by the Rental Inspector Amy Zawada. She can be reached at 906.483.4645 or by e-mail  .

If you have any questions about the requirements of the Rental Properties you can review/print the Chapter 14 Buildings and Building Regulations from the City of Houghton Ordinances (see below).

New Rentals must submit the Rental Housing License and Registration Form along with a $400 processing fee. The Code Enforcement Officer will then inspect the property and the Rental Housing Board will hold a Public Hearing. You may download and print the form (see below) to start the process.




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