Building Permits & Inspection Process

Building Permits & Inspection Process

Building permits are required to assure that the minimum requirements of various federal, Michigan and City codes are met to safeguard the public's safety, health, and general welfare through:

  • Affordability
  • Energy conservation
  • Light and ventilation
  • Means of egress facilities
  • Safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the building environment
  • Sanitation
  • Stability
  • Structural strength

Project Permit Applications & Site Plans Available for Review

Copies of completed permit applications and any information that accompanies the applications, such as site plans, may be requested through the City's Building Department.

For More Information

Building Department staff is available to help answer questions concerning construction projects. Handouts with information to help you complete your projects effectively and efficiently are also available. Take advantage of the City Building Department's expertise to make your project a more positive experience.