The State of Michigan Attorney General's Office has developed A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords, to inform you of your rights and responsibilities concerning housing. If an unsafe housing issue arises, you should do the following:
Contact the owner or management company of the dwelling
Cities, Villages, and Townships work in conjunction with the Environmental Health Division to
safeguard the health and safety of dwellings occupants and the general public. If your local
officials are unable to resolve an unsafe housing issue, the Environmental Health Division
has the authority to inspect and determine the condition of dwellings, dwelling units,
and premises located within the County of Kalamazoo to ensure that they meet the requirements
of the Kalamazoo Sanitary Code, Article IV, Housing
Regulations. Filing of a written complaint form (pdf) is required.
The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department programs are open to all without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight,
marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
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