Department of Building & Structural Safety
of Building & Structural Safety
Inkster, MI 48141
||Office: (313) 563-7716
Fax: (313) 563-6521
||Mon - Thu
Closed 11:30am to 1:00pm
Open 1:00pm to -
Closed all day Friday
The Department of Building & Structural Safety issues all
construction related permits and oversees all new building projects as
well as all demolition in the city. Our mission is to effectively
administer the State of Michigan building codes and local ordinances to
ensure public health, safety, and welfare. We will endeavor to provide
professional services to our customers that will encourage the selection
of Inkster as the preferred location to live, work, and invest -- while
striving to preserve and promote the quality of life in our
neighborhoods, and a diverse vitality in our business community.
Launched by Inkster Mayor Hilliard Hampton II, “Reinvent Inkster” is
a results-oriented 12-18 month process to identify realistic
Inkster-based solutions to improve the City’s opportunities for economic
recovery. By gaining better insight into the community’s needs, we can
obtain greater efficiencies in providing City services that add value to
our citizens. Click
here for more information.
Permit applications are located in the Forms and Permits section of
to go there now.
Michigan state law allows homeowners to obtain permits to work on
their own homes. It is against the law for contractors to perform work
under permits obtained by homeowners. The contractor you hire to
complete a home construction project should be the person who obtains
the permit from the city.
Homeowner permits are not cheaper than contractor permits, they are
not processed quicker, and they are not held to a lesser standard or
inspection requirement than a contractor permit.
So, why would a contractor ask (or demand) that you “pull the
permit”? We ask that you consider the following possibilities:
- Your contractor may be trying to absolve themselves of liability
and responsibility for quality and workmanship.
- Your contractor may not be licensed.
- They may know that the City of Inkster can not intervene in
disputes between you and your contractor if you are the permit holder.
- You will be responsible for correcting any deficiencies or
violations in work performed under the permit.
Remember, make your contractors responsible for their work – insist
that they obtain permits.
Documents required to obtain a residential building permit:
Residential Additions, Alterations, Accessory Buildings
- Submit two (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 three (3) copies of site grade elevations, prepared by a
licensed, registered surveyor or engineer. Two copies will be
returned to the applicant.
- Submit three (3) complete sets of construction documents for the
- 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.
Inkster Administrative Hearings Bureau
Inkster Administrative Hearings Bureau is a civil hearings court
established in July 2007 under Michigan Law (MCL 117.4q & r, and MCL
117.41) to adjudicate violations of the Inkster Blight Ordinance and the
2006 International Property Maintenance Code. It currently
convenes on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:00am until 4:30pm
in the Inkster City Council chambers at Inkster City Hall. The
bureau has proven to be a valuable tool in eliminating blight conditions
and enhancing the living and working experience in the City of Inkster.
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