The Oceana County Building Department issues building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits for residential and commercial structures within the county.
Public school permits are attained through the state of Michigan.
MANDATORY on all permit applications are the site address, property/parcel ID number, and driving directions. A lack of these will result in the application being returned. Learn more about building permits.
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 can’t be refunded or reinstated.
Townships that handle their own building permits:
- Newfield and Otto
Contact Duane Cruzan at (231) 224-3960 for Newfield and Otto Township permits.
- Grant Townships
Contact Mike Harris at (231) 301-9129 for Grant Township building permits only. Oceana County issues electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits for Grant Township.
|2015 Michigan Residential Building||February 8, 2016|
|2015 Michigan Building||April 20, 2017|
|2015 Michigan Plumbing||April 20, 2017|
|2015 Michigan Mechanical||April 12, 2017|
|2014 Michigan Electrical (NEC and Part 8 Rules)||June 18, 2015|
|2015 International Fuel Gas||April 12, 2017|
Contact the Building DepartmentStaff
Randy Miller Building Inspector (231) 742-0118
Randy Neuman Electrical Inspector (231) 301-0025
Brooke Sylvester Coordinator (231) 873-5355
Connie Van Huis Permit Technician (231) 873-5355
Main Phone: (231) 873-5355
County Services Building
844 S. Griswold Street
Hart, MI 49420
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- New Construction - Building Permit Checklist
- Property/Parcel ID Number Explanation
- Affidavit for Soil Erosion Permit Waiver
- Building Fee Schedule
- Building Permit Application
- Plan Review Fee Schedule
- Electrical Permit Application
- Mechanical Permit Application
- Plumbing Permit Application
- Inspection Schedule
- Contractor Registration Form
- Commercial Application Requirements
- Commercial Plan Review
- Demolition - Building Permit Checklist
- Demolition Permit Submission Requirements
- Michigan Energy Code
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