Building Department

Contact the Department of Public Service at 313-822-5020 for additional information on the following permits.

Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Permits are required for most remodeling and new projects; such as, additions, decks, sheds, garages, roof replacements, fencing, pools, furnaces, air conditioning, hot tubs, and water heaters.

Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is required whenever there is a change of ownership of a home, business or new residential construction. An inspection of the property is performed by the City Inspector, please call the Public Service Department to schedule an appointment preferably two weeks in advance of intended inspection day. A Certificate of Occupancy is issued ONLY when all code violations have been corrected. The Certificate of Occupancy is valid for two years from the date of the initial inspection. Inspection fees are as follows; Single-family $125.00; Two-family $150.00; Three-family $175.00 and Four-family $200.00. Fees must be paid in advance of the scheduled inspection. 

Permit fees vary depending on the project.

Download the above permits HERE.