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It is the responsibility of the Building Department to administer and enforce the currently adopted edition of the Michigan Building Code, Mechanical Code, Electrical Code and Plumbing Code as well as the Planning & Zoning, Sign, Rental and Resale Ordinances.  The Building Department also oversees the operations of the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Dangerous Building and Code Board of Appeals.

Please note: As of June 18, 2015 The State of Michigan has adopted the NEC 2014. This applies to all installations other than one and two family dwellings.

Inspections for electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits are performed Monday and Wednesday between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Building, Fence and Land Use Inspections are performed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 


 Please note:  All vacant businesses and homes are required to register at the Building Department.  The fee is $150.00 every six months.

Vacant Property Application


To schedule an inspection, please call the 24 hour inspection hotline at 381-3204 with the following information:

  • Permit Number
  • Address of Project
  • Type of Inspection

Calls received after 8 a.m. are performed the following business day.
No return phone calls or confirmation will be given from the inspection hotline number. 

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Registered Rental Properties  (as of January 13th, 2017)

 

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