Building Services

Building permits ensure that your work is in compliance with the building codes that regulate the processes of demolition, renovation, installation, construction, and inspection.

Permit Types

Building: Permit required whether you plan on making home improvements yourself or with the help of a contractor, architect, or construction worker.

Electrical: Permit required for any installation, alteration or repair of electric wiring, equipment, apparatus or fixture for light, heat, power, medical or other purposes, where the electromotive force exceeds 30 volts.

Mechanical: Property owners may personally install a heating or refrigerating system in the dwelling.  The applicant shall apply for and secure the required permits from the Community and Economic Development Department and shall obtain the required inspection after the installation is completed and the equipment is placed in operation.

Plumbing: Any and all construction work in connection with sewerage and drainage including septic tanks, shall be performed by a licensed digger.

Sewer: Permit required to repair your sanitary service lateral to ensure that the work is done properly and meets 

Repair: This is the current Michigan Plumbing Code. 

Community and Economic Development Department

248-336-4117 ext. 115