Community Development


The dedicated Building Department Staff of the Community Development Department work as a team to help assure that the built environment complies with minimum health, welfare and safety standards.

Whether you are a performing your own work as an Owner of a single-family dwelling or hiring a Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Contractor, permits and plans may be required.

Please call 989-791-9865 to verify if permits and plans are needed and to discuss the review, approval, and permit application and issuance process.  

*When submitting building plans, please submit three sets with one set signed and sealed by a State of Michigan licensed design professional.

Building Department Frequently Asked Questions
Verify a Licensed Builder
To download permit applications go to documents on the left.

Generalized Policy for Demolition (updated October of 2016)