Important Notices


2015 MI Residential Building Code  effective 2/8/16

2015 MI Bldg Code effective 4/2017

2015 MI Plbg Code effective 4/20/17

2015 MI Mech Code effective 4/12/17

2014 MI Elect Code (NEC & Part 8 Rules) effective 6/18/15

2015 Int’l Fuel Gas Code effective 4/12/17

Permit Application Expiration – An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

An issued permit will be cancelled when no inspection is requested and conducted within 180 days of the date of issuance or the date of a previous inspection. Two individual (no fee) extensions can be granted when requested in writing. Once the extensions are used a paid renewal will be required.  Cancelled permits cannot be refunded or reinstated.

Effective 10/01/2010, the Inspection Department will be open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Monday – Friday excluding holidays. Every effort will be made to keep the office open in the afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. as well.

Inspectors Office Hours: (please schedule inspection with office staff) – Office phone (231)873-5355

  • Building Official/Inspector:  Tues & Thurs 8-10 a.m.
  • Electrical Inspector:  Tues. & Thurs     8-10 a.m.
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector:   Tues. & Thurs    8-10 a.m.

Cell Phone Numbers:

  • Building Inspector: 231.742.0118
  • Electrical Inspector:  231.301.0025
  • Plumbing/Mechanical: 231.329-3995

Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical information and permit applications are also available on our website.

Newfield, Otto and Grant Township have their own Inspectors.  They are:

All Newfield & Otto Township permits contact Duane Cruzan at (231)224-3960

Grant Township Building Permits contact Ron DeBrot at (231)893-6336 (the County does Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical for Grant Twp)