Oceana County Michigan

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Permit applications will not be accepted after 3:30 PM and we don’t accept faxed applications.

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.


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
Brooke Sylvester
Coordinator
Connie Van Huis
Permit Technician

County Services Building

844 S. Griswold Street
Suite 200
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-5355
Fax: (231) 873-7674 not for application submittal

Hours

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Inspectors Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for Lunch

Send Building Department A Message

Oceana County News

Press Release: Oceana County Equalization Launches Beacon Online Portal

Posted: June 27th, 2022
OCEANA COUNTY EQUALIZATION LAUNCHES BEACON™ ONLINE PORTAL OCEANA COUNTY, MICHIGAN. – (June 21, 2022) – Following a careful review
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Oceana County Receives a $300,000 EPA Grant

Posted: May 17th, 2022
The Biden Administration through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded six Brownfields grants totaling $4 million to assess or cleanup
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Oceana County Flags – Available for purchase

Posted: March 21st, 2022
  Oceana County now has the winning flag design available for purchase in the County Clerk’s Office.  Flags are
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Job Opportunities – Multiple Openings

Posted: February 3rd, 2022
Oceana County is hiring for multiple positions within the county.  For a complete list of positions please visit Services/Job
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Upcoming Events

Jul7

Planning Commission Meeting – CANCELED

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul7

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting – CANCELED

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jul12

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:00am - 11:30am
Jul14

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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