Administrative Hearings Bureau

AHB graphicAbout the AHB

Established on January 1st, 2005, the City of Jackson's Administrative Hearings Bureau (AHB) addresses concerns within the community stemming from what is termed "blight."  The City defines blight as a condition that impairs, destroys, or deteriorates the property because of its decay, improper storage, or effect on property or quality of life including, but not limited to, such things as garbage, junk, noxious weeds, inoperative vehicles, and waste. 

The purpose of the AHB is to improve the quality of life within the community and improve compliance with the applicable sections of the City's Code of Ordinances.  In furtherance of this goal, the City seeks to work in cooperation with residents through AHB proceedings to provide attractive neighborhoods through practical code enforcement.

An AHB is authorized under Michigan Complied Laws 117.4q, et seq.

Enforcement Fees

Fees are assigned to the responsible property owner for both inspections and blight violations. Documents detailing these fees are available on this page. 

AHB Meetings

2023 hearing dates are available on this page. 

  • Aug. 9 & 23
  • Sept. 13 & 27 
  • Oct. 11 & 25
  • Nov. 1 & 8
  • Dec. 6 & 13

AHB dockets are posted in the City's Agenda Center and are available to view before meetings. Any updates about meetings, such as cancelations, are posted on the City Meeting and Event Calendar

Meetings generally take place on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor City Council Chambers at Jackson City Hall.   

Some common blight violations are:

  • Building Code Violations
  • Housing Code Violations
  • Zoning Violations
  • Grass and Weeds
  • Trash on the Property
  • Indoor Furniture on Lawn
  • Snow/Ice Not Cleared on Sidewalk
  • Signage

Contact Us

  1. Email

    Phone: (517) 768-6437

    3rd Floor City Hall

    161 W. Michigan Ave.

    Jackson, MI 49201


    AHB Hearings are generally organized from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on three Wednesdays out of each month in the 2nd Floor City Hall Council Chambers, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201.