Community Development (Building)
Why do I need a building permit?
A permit is needed to ensure that the construction of homes in which citizens of our community reside, and the buildings in which they work, are designed and constructed to be structurally stable, with adequate means of egress and adequate light and ventilation, and provide a minimum acceptable level of protection to life and property from fire.
How do I know what type of work requires a permit?
What Building Department inspections are performed and approved prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy?
Below is a list including, but not limited to, the types of inspections required prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy:
- Spread, column and/or trench footings (any buried concrete)
- Formed driveway and city sidewalk
- Backfill; anchor bolts, straps
- Compaction, vapor barrier, and slab insulation
- Under floor plumbing
- Rough electrical, plumbing, mechanical
- Rough frame/building
- Insulation or EIFS
- Open ceiling
- Final electric, plumbing, and mechanical
- Final Fire Department - requires 48 hour notice
- Final Building
- Final site
Where do I acquire a plumbing, mechanical or electrical permit?
Livingston County Building Department issues plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits. Please contact them at 517-546-3240 or visit the Livingston County Building Department website.
How do I schedule an inspection?
Livingston County Building Department completes inspections, their Inspection Request Line: 517-546-3830 or visit the Livingston County Building Department Inspections website
Who do I call to get a water tap for my new building?
The Deptuty DPS Director can assist you in securing a water tap. Please call (810) 844-5113.
Who do I call for electric service?
For electric service, please contact Detroit Edison directly at 517-545-9800.
For additional information and questions, please contact the Building Department at 810-227-9005.