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 Construction Code.

Code Enforcement

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. View the building codes.


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. Learn more about permitting.


All inspection requests are taken by the building clerk and scheduled for the appropriate inspector. Learn more about inspections.

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