Information for Residents

Home repair & preservation:

Preservation information and guides: Detailed information, guides, and links for specific restoration projects.

Historic District Designation = Money in Your Pocket: The value of living in a Historic District: enforcing historic standards increases everyone's property values.

Historical Architectual Work: An essay and information on historical renovation.

Old House Journal: A bit about The Old House Journal: the best source of information for historical renovation and preservation projects.

Preferred Contractor List: List of contractors recommended by neighbors who participated in the latest HBEA Home Preservation Fair.

Taxes:

Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Homestead Exemption: If you've moved into Boston-Edison recently, you may be eligible for a Homestead Exemption property tax reduction.

Appealing Property Tax Assessments: If you think to make a case to that your property tax assessment is too high, here's a step-by-step process for making your case.

Security:

Security Information: Information and guides on how to keep you and your home safe and secure.

Security Patrol: Find out more about the security patrol in Boston-Edison, and the benefits YOU get if you sign up.

Boston-Edison Radio Patrol: Get involved! A volunteer radio patrol run by the residents of Boston-Edison.

Zoning:

Zoning information: More informtion, forms, and guides on city-wide historic and zoning ordinances.

Detroit Zoning and Land Use Information: Detroit zoning maps and classifications, as well as the Detroit Zoning Ordinance.

Rental Property Inspections, Requirements and Responsibilities: Fact sheet from the city spelling out requirements for maintaining rental properties.

Vacant Property Registration Ordinance: Fact sheet from the city spelling out requirements for maintaining vacant properties.

Forms from BSE&ED: The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department has their forms accessible online. The department also has information on property maintenance requirement online.

Recycling and Trash:

Neighborhood Trash Pickup: The city of Detroit has a new trash pick-up schedule. More information here.

Recycling in Detroit: Interested in recycling? This tells you where, when, and how.

Donating a Used or Junk Car: If you have a used or junk car that you would like to get rid of, consider donating it to a charity.

Schools:

Schools near Boston-Edison: Excellent Schools Detroit and their partner site, Great Schools in Detroit, has identified excellent schools, both public and private, all over Detroit.