Do I need to tell the city I’m going to rent a house?

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What, if anything, do I need to tell the city of Lincoln Park Michigan about the possibility of renting my house?

I think 🤔 you need to ask this question to city!

It depends on the city and if they require registrations for rentals. If they do not have any registration or license requirements then the main thing is make sure you don’t have any deductions like for a primary residence.

If you lived in the house and now rent it the home owner deductions may need to be changed.

You'll need to identify the property as a rental--at the very least--for property tax purposes.  If you're using a title company, that will likely be handled for you.  Every city is different regarding rental inspections.  Here's Lincoln Parks rental regulations:

@Clay Powell That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for this valuable information!

I had to pay $125 to Warren MI for a lanlord license.  But good thing is that it comes with an inspection.  You can use the information to repair anything that comes up.  Also if you lag on contacting them you could get fined $1000 and possibly have to show up for court.  I have to say the ladies at Warren City rental inspection are fabulous to work with.  Very nice and helpful.

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