Rental Fire Safety Code - (Chapter 26 of the City Code)
On August 9th, 2004 the Rental Fire Safety Code Ordinance was adopted by the City of Marquette and was updated June 8, 2018. This ordinance is designed to promote the continuing maintenance of quality and safe rental properties, as well as enhance and maintain property values. This code is governed by the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code #101, 2015, as well as the International Property Maintenance Code 2015. The Marquette City Fire Department has a full-time Rental Inspector on staff that enforces this ordinance.
You may purchase a copy of these codes at:
nfpa.org or call 1-800-344-3555 / iccsafe.org or call 1-800-344-3555
Registration/General Questions: Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Jakubowski, email@example.com - 906-225-8596
Inspections: Rental Inspector Brian Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org - 906-225-8999
Fire Marshal Jeff Fossitt, email@example.com - 906-225-8941
The rental registration application packet contains information about rental registration requirements, the rental registration application and parking diagram, parking requirements for rental properties, inspection compliance tips and a copy of the Rental Fire Safety Code.
The rental registration application and packet can be obtained by clicking the link below.
The maxiumum number of short-term rental registrations allowed by Marquette City Code Chapter 26, Article III (Rental Fire Safety Code), Section 26-51 has been reached. Future available spots will be filled from a waiting list. Click the link below to obtain a waiting list request form. Waiting list forms will be processed in the order they are received by the Marquette City Fire Department.
View the "Tenant and Landlords-A Practical Guide" by clicking the link below.
Non-Compliance Notice of Violation Appeal: Any owner or operator affected by a notice of violation which has been issued under the Rental Fire Safety Code, may request a hearing on the matter before the City Board of Zoning Appeals, acting as the City Rental Code Appeal Board. The affected person shall submit an appeal request and fee to the Marquette City Fire Department within 21 days after the notice of violation is served. Failure to file the written notice of appeal within the 21-day period shall be deemed a waiver of the person's right to a hearing or to otherwise contest the notice of the violation.
Rental Inspection FAQ
If I recently purchased a rental property that has a certificate on the wall do I need to re-register it?
If my property has been registered as a long-term rental and I wish to now use if as a vacation rental do I need to re-register it?
The Marquette City Fire Department enforces the NFPA Life Safety Code 101, 2015 and references the NFPA standards. The code and standards apply to new construction, remodeling and existing buildings. They provide life safety requirements for the design, operation and maintenance of buildings.
Inspections are made on an annual basis for businesses that require a City license to operate. These include hotels, rooming houses, theaters and second hand dealers. Inspections are also made when a State Liquor License is applied for or modified. Life safety inspections are also conducted upon receipt of a complaint. Plan reviews are made when a permit for new construction or remodeling is applied for and/or there is a change in use of the building.
The Fire Marshal is a member of the Site-Plan Review Committee and approves all architectural plans and drawings.
Fire Marshal Jeff Fossitt may be reached at 906-225-8941 or firstname.lastname@example.org
418 S. Third St
Marquette, MI 49855