Rental Housing Information

COVID-19 UPDATE (3/30/20): As a MSHDA Housing Counseling agency, Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP) continues to offer free-of-charge counseling for renters and homeowners who may be struggling with a loss of income or other financial challenges during this time. Those seeking assistance can call CAHP at (517) 332-4663 to schedule a virtual appointment. Visit CAHP's website for additional information

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the suspension of all household and mobile home evictions statewide until April 17, 2020. Click here to learn more


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

Applications & Fees

Filing a Complaint

Rental and Property Maintenance Ordinances

Properties that Can Not Be Licensed for Rental

Additional Resources