Matt DuFore
Home Sales Inspector

14440 Dix-Toledo Road
Southgate, Michigan 48195
Phone: (734) 258-3010 ext. 3100

Office Hours:
MWF 9:00am-4:00pm
CLOSED 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Home Sales Department

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (CLOSED for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm)
Contact us at: 734-258-3010 ext. 3100 OR

EFFECTIVE 7/12/2021 a Certificate of Compliance (CofC) is REQUIRED for home sales.  Please do not contact the Building Department, Home Sale Inspections is a different department and can be reached at the number and email address above.  See links below for an application, inspection checklist and paying your invoice online.

Home Sales Application
Home Sales Inspection Checklist
Pay Home Sales Department Invoice HERE 


City of Southgate Resale Inspection Policy:

Effective July 12, 2021 all residential dwellings are required to have the exterior inspected prior to sale of the property.  A Certificate of Compliance shall be valid for one sale or transfer of a dwelling.  A new inspection shall be required each time the dwelling is sold or transferred.

The inspection fee is $200.00 which includes the initial and final inspection.  The homeowner has the option to either make all necessary corrections to obtain a Certificate of Compliance or they can sell the property “as is”.  The buyer can assume the repairs but must put $1000.00 in escrow along with signing an affidavit assuming violations and escrow agreement BEFORE closing, the affidavit would then be used as the closing document.  

Inspection reports will be available via the email provided, mailed or in person pickup within 5 business days after the inspection.  

The home sales office is located in City Hall upstairs to the left at the window.

To avoid delays with your closing, please be sure you have either the Certificate of Compliance or the buyer has the signed affidavit in hand before scheduling your closing.