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Commercial & Industrial Building Permits

Before any construction can begin, construction plans must be approved through the Department of Building & Safety, Department of Public Works, City Engineer and Fire Department.
This requirement applies not only to new construction, but also to any work that physically alters structures. It also covers any work regulated by the Michigan Building Codes and/or City Ordinances.

Your first step in obtaining a building permit will depend on the type of construction you are proposing. Please select the appropriate choice below:

Commercial Alterations, Renovations and Additions (Existing Buildings)
Construction, alterations and renovations that do not require Planning Commission/Administrative Review Committee approval.

  •  Submit a completed building permit application.
  • Submit the appropriate fee for plan review.  The fee shall be verified with this Department before submittal.
  • Submit six (6) complete sets of prints and specifications for the proposed work.   All construction documents must be signed and sealed by a State of Michigan licensed architect or engineer.
  • Submit Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Application.  Application/submittal shall be made to Wayne County Department of Environment - 734-326-3936.  Copies of the S.E.S.C. permit or waiver will be required to be submitted to the Building Department. Upon approval of the application, submit building permit fee:$42.00 (admin fee) plus $13.00 for each one-thousand ($1,000) cost of construction or fraction thereof.

New Commercial, Industrial Buildings and Additions