The primary responsibility
of the Building Department is the enforcement of construction codes relating to building,
electrical, plumbing and mechanical work. The City has adopted the State of Michigan
The enforcement of the
Construction Code is carried out to protect the safety and welfare of the public. The
City, by enforcing these codes, is acting to assure safe construction.
Permits are required for
just about any type of alteration, addition and new work. If you're not sure if you need a
permit, call and we will help you! Examples would be renovations, demolitions, roof
repairs or replacements, decks, swimming pools, sheds, fences, business signs and awnings,
commercial occupancies and other related activities.
Inspectors are part-time.
Inspections are normally done as follows:
Building - Monday,
Wednesday, Friday - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Building Inspector/Official David Hayduk
Electrical - Tuesday and
Thursdays after 5:00 p.m. - Electrical Inspector Gary DeMaster
Mechanical - Tuesday and
Thursday, after 5:00 p.m. - Mechanical Inspector Scott Higgins
Plumbing - Tuesday and
Thursday, Late Afternoon - Plumbing Inspector Bill Ruff
With the exception of the
Building Inspector, our inspectors do not have office hours. All inspection requests are
taken by the building clerk and scheduled for the appropriate inspector. Questions are
also forwarded to the appropriate inspector.
Whenever there is a change
of ownership of a business, or a change of occupants, an Occupancy permit is required. It
is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant of the property to obtain this
permit prior to occupying the building and opening a business.
The Building Clerk is available during
business hours. You can also e-mail the Building Clerk with any questions
or concerns or call (586) 727-7571.102.
We look forward to taking TIME FOR YOU!