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    City Codes and Ordinances

    The City of Grand Rapids Code Compliance Division is responsible for enforcing codes which govern the maintenance and upkeep of residential and vacant commercial property, as well as, various health and safety codes. On June 12, 2012 the City's Housing adopted the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). Amendments to this code were also adopted and can be found in City Ordinance No. 2012-35.

    The International Code Council is responsible for the publication and copy right laws associated with this particular document. Therefore, the City is unable to publish the code online. However, a copy of the IPMC is available to view or purchase online or at various locations within the City: 

    Code Compliance Office
    1120 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 456-3053

    City Clerk's Office
    300 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 456-3010

    Rental Property Owners Association
    1459 Michigan St NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503​
    (616) 454-3385


    Printable Code References

    Title VIII, Chapter 140: Property Maintenance Code (Amendment Only) Printable PDF | | En Espanol |

    Title IX, Chapter 151: Nuisance Code | Nuisance Code.pdfNuisance Code.pdf |

    Title IX, Chapter 155: Animals, Article 4, Backyard Chickens | Printable PDF |

    Title IX, Chapter 169: Home Safety (Smoke Detectors) Printable PDF |

    Title IV, Chapter 51, Sec. 4.28: Address IdentificationPrintable PDF |

    Title VI, Chapter 71: Clean Indoor Air (Smoking Ordinance) | Printable PDF |

    Title VIII, Chapter 135: Building Maintenance Code | Printable PDF |

    Title V, Chapter 61: Zoning Ordinance | Printable PDF |