City Government > Department Pages > Zoning Inspections
Code Enforcement Official, Michael Karr - (989) 463-9508
See also our Code Enforcement page
You need a license to rent residential property, which requires that it is inspected annually. Rental units must comply with the International Property Maintenance Code. Permits cost $40 for single units and $8 for each additional unit on the parcel.
After the inspection, the City will either send the owner a rental license or correction/compliance notice. The initial inspection and re-inspection fee is $35 per unit. Any additional inspections will cost $35 per visit.
To get a rental license application, call 463-8346 or download and print from "Rental Property Forms and Applications" tab on this page.
Mold and Renter Disputes (PDF)
City Charter and Code of Ordinances
525 East Superior Street
Alma, Michigan 48801
Phone (989) 463-8336
Fax (989) 463-5574