Act No. 14

Public Acts of 2021

Approved by the Governor

May 19, 2021

Filed with the Secretary of State

May 19, 2021

EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 17, 2021





state of michigan

101st Legislature

Regular session of 2021

Introduced by Senator Zorn


AN ACT to amend 1917 PA 167, entitled “An act to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people by regulating the maintenance, alteration, health, safety, and improvement of dwellings; to define the classes of dwellings affected by the act, and to establish administrative requirements; to prescribe procedures for the maintenance, improvement, or demolition of certain commercial buildings; to establish remedies; to provide for enforcement; to provide for the demolition of certain dwellings; and to fix penalties for the violation of this act,” by amending section 125 (MCL 125.525), as amended by 2016 PA 14.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 125. (1) The enforcing agency may maintain a registry of owners and premises regulated by this act.

(2) If the enforcing agency maintains a registry of owners and premises, the owner of a multiple dwelling or rooming house containing units that will be offered to let, or to hire, for more than 6 months of a calendar year shall register with the enforcing agency the owner’s name, the address of the owner’s residence or usual place of business, and the location of the multiple dwelling or rooming house. The owner shall register within 60 days following the day on which any part of the premises is offered for occupancy.

(3) If the premises are managed or operated by an agent, the agent’s name and place of business must be entered with the name of the owner in the registry under subsection (2).

(4) A transfer of ownership to another person is not a change of ownership for purposes of this act if the owner, owners, trustors, grantors, or members of the transferring person are the same as the owner, owners, trustees, grantees, or members of the recipient person, or both the transferring person and recipient person are under common control, and the property being transferred was inspected in accordance with this act during the 2-year period immediately preceding the date of that transfer or a longer period if previously determined by a local municipality inspection ordinance. As used in this subsection, “person” means an individual or a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability limited partnership, trust, individual retirement account, or other legal person recognized in this state.


Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

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Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives