Residential Rental Certification

About the Ordinance

Waterford Township has enacted a Rental Certification Ordinance that applies to all single and multiple family residential properties. The ordinance requires the owners of each residential rental property to register those properties with the Township.   All rental property owners are required to pay an annual fee based upon the adopted Fee Schedule.

Rental Registration Requirements

For each rental property, a completed Registration Form must be submitted with the required registration fee (as listed on the form).  Please note:  If the property owner does not reside within Michigan, a Michigan based local agent must be established.  


Rental properties must comply with the Rental Housing Standards. Residential rental properties are subject to inspection upon registration.  Re-inspection will then occur every 4 years thereafter.  

Annual Operating Fee Invoice Payment

The annual operating fee is invoiced each year in January.  Payments are due by April 1st of that year. Payments can be made by cash, check, or online.  The annual operating fee is calculated as follows:

  • 1-4 units per building:    $50 per unit 
  • 5-10 units per building:  $40 per unit (maximum $300 per building)
  • 11+ units per building:   $25 per unit (maximum $300 per building)
To pay with a credit card visit BSA Online
Please note, a convenience fee of 2.95% for credit cards or 2.25% for debit cards will be assessed for online payments. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

For More Information

Contact the Development Services Department at 248-674-6250 with questions.