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City’s Building Division Streamlines Inspection Process

The City of Farmington Hills Building Division has streamlined the process for contractors and residents seeking building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing inspections.  In the past, requests have gone to a phone line with voicemail messages relayed to inspectors.  The inspection request phone line, 248-871-2460, is now de-activated and inspection requests are being accepted exclusively via email at
Using email streamlines the inspection process by increasing the clarity of the message, and providing a time and date stamp on the request.  Contractors and residents need to provide the following information when sending an email to
  • Type of inspection (building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing)
  • Permit number for the project
  • Address for the inspection
  • Preferred date for the inspection
  • Contact phone number (optional if email correspondence is preferred)
Building Division staff will reply via email to all inspection requests.  Inspections take place Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Please be aware that next-day service is not always possible.  Common repairs or improvements that require a permit include sheds, roofing, siding, window replacement, sprinkler systems, sump pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners.  For a complete list of instances when a permit is required, go to and click on the Government tab, then on the Building page link.
For more information, contact Building Official Tammy Murray at or 248-871-2461.




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