(a) Effective June 1, 1986 or as soon thereafter as practicable, water service shall only be placed in the name of the property owner of record. Duplicate bills may also be sent to the service address if requested in writing by the property owner.
(b) However, in the case of industrial, commercial or residential rental property registered with the City pursuant to Ordinance 3271, or its subsequent amendments, where a legally executed lease contains a provision that the tenant, not the property owner of record, shall be liable for the payment of water or sewage system bills, and the tenant’s birthdate, social security number and his or her driver’s license or Michigan I.D. number, upon filing an affidavit and a copy of the lease, contemporaneously with an application for service with the City, water service may be placed in the name of tenant.
(c) The property owner may apply for service in the tenant’s name where he or she has a properly executed lease authorizing him or her to act as the tenant’s agent for the purpose of obtaining water and sewer service from the City.
(Ord. 3003, passed 7-28-1986; Ord. 3313, passed 11-13-1995; Ord. 3630, passed 12-13-2004)