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Oceana County Michigan

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All Oceana County buildings are open to the public for general services. The Building Inspection Department is “open” however the building is locked and there are restrictions.

You can scroll to the bottom of this page for permit applications that can be completed and mailed with the payment or if you must come into the office please have your forms completed and copies of supporting documents in order to limit time, as we are allowed one person in at a time. If you need to come into office, please call us when you are in the parking lot at(231)873-5355.  We will verify that you have no symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or diarrhea. You have had not close contact in last 14 days with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. You have not traveled on an airplane internationally or domestically in the last 14 days. YOU MUST have a mask on to enter the building and you must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED PERMIT APPLICATIONS.

Permit applications will not be accepted after 3:30 p.m.

MANDATORY on all permit applications are the site address, property/parcel id number and driving directions. Lack of these will result in the application being returned.

The Oceana County Building Department issues building permits for residential and commercial structures within the county.

Please find our building permit application and other important documents and resources below.

Current Codes

Code Effective Date
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

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.

Permit Cancellation

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.

Newfield, Otto, and Grant Townships

  • Contact Duane Cruzan at (231) 224-3960 for Newfield and Otto township permits.
  • Contact Ron DeBrot at (231) 893-6336 for Grant Township building permits. The County issues electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits for Grant Township.

Contact Building Department

Staff

Randy Miller
Building Inspector
(231) 742-0118
Randy Neuman
Electrical Inspector
(231) 301-0025
Rich Story
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
(231) 329-3995
Lori Florshinger
Coordinator
Stephanie Sherman
Permit Specialist

County Services Building

844 S. Griswold Street
Suite 200
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-5355
Fax: (231) 873-7674

Hours

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Inspector's Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for Lunch

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Oceana County News

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Posted: June 9th, 2020
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Public Notice – Board of Commissioners Meeting – July 9, 2020

Posted: June 5th, 2020
OCEANA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS July 9, 2020 The Oceana County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings and
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Posted: May 6th, 2020
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Job Opportunity – Maintenance Supervisor

Posted: March 30th, 2020
Position Description: Under the general direction of the County Administrator, oversees the daily operations of the maintenance department and supervises
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Upcoming Events

Jul21

Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Jul23

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Aug6

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug6

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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