Building Division Overview
Divisionís primary duties include the review of construction plans
and documents, the issuance of building, plumbing, electrical,
mechanical and plumbing permits and the inspection of new and
renovated structures for compliance with applicable codes and
standards. The Division is also responsible for registering
all contractors who perform work in the City.
The Building Official oversees a staff of 6:
- Two Building and Property Maintenance Inspectors
- One Electrical Inspector
- One Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector
- One Building Division Aide
- One Clerk Typist II
Statistical reports are sent monthly to the U. S. Census
Bureau, the F. W. Dodge Report and the Southeastern Michigan
Council of Governments (SEMCOG) as well as other City departments.
The Building Division maintains permit and plan records in
accordance with the State of Michigan record retention schedule
and receives many requests for copies of plans and construction
documents each year.
The Building Division also responds to resident complaints
pertaining to substandard housing and property maintenance issues
and initiates enforcement action when warranted.
Contact the Building Division at (248) 871-2450 for further
information or questions.