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Thank you for your interest in renting a home with us! Application fees are $40 per adult (18 or over).

1 – Before applying please review our full screening criteria, click hereIf you believe you will not pass the screening criteria, we recommend that you DO NOT complete the application and pay the application fee.

2 – The SCREENING FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The screening fee is $40.00 and must be paid with either a credit or debit card or checking account and routing number. The screening fee must be paid at the time of application submittal. We will not process an application if the screening fee is not received. If your card is denied your application will not be processed.

The following is an itemized explanation for the disposition and use of the application fee:

Transunion (Criminal, Credit, and Eviction): $15

Office Administration (rental history check, income, and employment verification): $25.00

3 – A complete application consists of ALL of the following:

  • Online Application form completely filled out
  • Completed Pet Screening application
  • Release of Information Authorization Form signed electronically (needed to obtain landlord verifications)
  • Copy of a Government-Issued Photo ID

The applicant has the right to request any paperwork or copies of electronic correspondence generated as a result of the screening process.

Within thirty (30) days of receipt of a denial, the applicant may, if he or she believes this ordinance has been violated, file a written complaint with the City Manager or the City Manager’s Designee, addressed to City Manager, City of Grand Rapids, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, 6th Floor, Attention: Rental Application Fee Ordinance Complaint.

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