About the Administrative Hearings Bureau
The Administrative Hearings Bureau (Blight Court) works in conjunction with Neighborhood Safety Officers who issue tickets on behalf of the City of Flint for blight violations. The Blight Court has the ability to quickly and efficiently handle blight cases. The court has the ability to levy fines and fees on those who violate the city’s blight ordinances. It also has the authority to work with property owners to reduce fines for those who cooperate and are not repeat offenders.
The Administrative Hearings Bureau has authority under Michigan Compiled Laws 117.4q to settle blight violations and impose sanctions through hearings at a blight court.
Administrative Hearings Bureau fillable forms
|Form Name||File Type||Description||Actions|
|Motion for Adjournment (fillable form) AHB011||View | Download|
|Motion for Subpoena (fillable form) AHB012||View | Download|
|Motion to Set Aside Default (fillable form) AHB014||View | Download|
|Motion for Rehearing (fillable form) AHB015||View | Download|
|Motion to Appear Remotely (fillable form) AHB016||View | Download|
|Denial or Explanation (fillable form) AHB017||View | Download|
Administrative Hearings Bureau
Flint MI 48502
Administrative Hearings Officer
Administrative Hearings Officer
I’Lanta Robbins, Administrative Hearings Officer
Attorney I’Lanta Robbins is a life-long resident of Genesee County and graduated from Hamady High School. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy at Michigan State University-James Madison College honor college in 1999. She obtained her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2002. After receiving her law degree, Attorney Robbins became the first Legal Advisory Assistant for Genesee County 7th Circuit Court Family Law Judge John A. Gadola.
Attorney Robbins served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Flint from 2004 to 2012. She practiced civil defense litigation and served as general counsel and legal advisor to the Flint Retirement System Board of Trustees. In 2012, Attorney Robbins began a solo practice specializing in family and probate law. Attorney Robbins is also the managing partner of Attorneys for Indigent Defense, PPLC, a law firm that provides defense for indigent mothers in child neglect and abuse proceedings.
She is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is also member of the Genesee County Bar Association and the Mallory, Scott, VanDyne Bar Association.
Vinson Carter, Administrative Hearings Officer
Attorney Vinson Carter is a life-long resident of Genesee County, graduating from Luke M. Powers High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in May 2003 from Albion College. He minored in East Asian Studies and Anthropology/Sociology, and studied at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China in the summer of 2002. Vinson obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008.
In the Fall of 2007 he was a legal intern with Christenson & Fiederlein, P.C., followed with an internship with Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic. In 2009, he worked as a private practitioner until the firm of Robinson, Carter and Crawford was formed. He continues with that firm, specializing in criminal defense. In addition, Attorney Carter currently serves as a Public Defender for the County of Genesee in both 67th District Court and Circuit Court.
He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and is also a member of the Genesee County Bar Association and the Mallory, Scott, VanDyne Bar Association.