Documents required to obtain a residential building permit:
Residential Additions, Alterations, Accessory Buildings
- Submit 2 copies of drawings and/or blue prints, They shall depict all elevations, floor plans, construction, foundation information, electrical drawings, heating/cooling and plumbing layouts. One copy will be retained by the Building Department and one copy returned to the applicant.
- Submit one copy of a plot plan and building permit application.
- Contractors must submit a copy of their State of Michigan Residential Builders License and State of Michigan photo I.D./driver license, in addition to proof of liability insurance. A photo I.D./drivers license, and proof of residency is required when the applicant is a homeowner.
New Single Family Residence
- Submit 3 copies of site grade elevations, prepared by a licensed, registered surveyor or engineer. Two copies will be returned to the applicant.
- Submit 3 complete sets of construction documents for the building.
- All submittals shall contain the following regardless of the portion to be completed by the applicant:
- Structure elevations
- Floor plan
- Foundation plan
- Mechanical plans and heat calculations, electrical and plumbing plans
- Detail drawings, wall sections, door and window schedules
- Truss and/or rafter information (truss drawings must be sealed)
- Submit building application as it applies to your projects. All submittals must contain the following:
- Property Identification number available at the Building Department. Applications without an address cannot be accepted.
- A copy of the State of Michigan Residential Builders License and State of Michigan photo I.D./driver license.
- Apply and pay for water and sewer tap fees, sewer line inspection fees, driveway approach permit.
- A "Permit to Haul" must be obtained to move a pre-fabricated or modular home.