Rental Housing Program

Rental Housing Program

Pursuant to City Code of Ordinance Chapter 9 (Sections 201-204) all rental property and units thereof must be registered on an annual basis.

The rental registration fee is $160.00 per short term rental unit, and $100.00 per long term rental unit. Registration fees and forms must be received by February 15 of each year or a $50.00 late fee per rental unit, per month will be applied. Please contact the department if you have any questions.

Rental Registration Form
A Practical Guide for Tenants & Landlords

Short Term Rental Requirements

A Short Term Rental is defined as a dwelling unit providing transient accommodations for periods of less than one (1) month, more than three (3) times per year. Such rentals are only permitted in specific zoning districts as determined by the City of Grand Haven Zoning Ordinance. Existing certified short-term rentals may continue and transfer to new owners. New requests for short-term certification are possible in the following zoning districts: Southside (only properties that front on Franklin between 5th and Harbor), Old Town (only on Key Street Segments subject to special use approval), Central Business District, Dune Residential (subject to special use approval) and Waterfront-2. In addition, Short Term Rentals are permitted within Grand Landing, The Elliott on Seventh, and Harbourfront Condos. It should be noted that although a property may be located in one of these zoning districts, the property must be a legal conforming use and have sufficient off-street parking to be eligible to operate as a short-term rental. Chapter 9, Article X provides some additional regulations for Short Term Rentals; including the requirement to display a copy of the Certificate of Compliance.

City Regulations – for display inside Short Term Rental Units
Short Term Rental Eligibility Map

Contact Us

Nichole Hudson, Public Safety Director

Lee Adams, Captain
Ryan Enlow, Lieutenant

525 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 842-3460
Fax: (616) 847-6050

Office Hours Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All dates and times:
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch
(800) 249-0911