Code Enforcement / Housing

Goals & Objectives

The goals and objectives of Howell Township Code Enforcement is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment throughout the Township. We strive to maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering fair and unbiased enforcement of Township ordinances to correct violations and reduce hazards that create blight and adversely affect the quality of life of residents and guests.


Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of Howell Township’s codes and ordinances that are established or adopted to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of all residents, businesses and business owners, and visitors. Often code enforcement works hand in hand with other local, county, or state agencies in its enforcement of the Township’s code. We are charged with enforcing ordinances pertaining to but not limited to property maintenance, rental properties, and zoning.

The Township’s Ordinances can be found here.


Housing applications for Landlord Registrations and Rental Certificates should be submitted to Department of Community Development ATTN: Code Enforcement / Housing. Some applications may qualify to be submitted online. To learn more about this service click here.