If you are not sure if you need a permit, PLEASE call the Building Department.
If you are not doing the work yourself, you must hire a Michigan licensed contractor.
This contractor should pull the permits, making them liable for the project.
If you are unsure if your contractor is licensed, contact the Building Department at 269-424-3125.
Before you DIG - It's fast and free to call Miss Dig @ 811 or check the web at: www.missdig811.org !
We are pleased to introduce Cloud Based Permit System!
Our new Cloud-Based Building and Zoning Application and Inspection System is real time with on-line interaction from the zoning application through final certificate of occupancy!
For permits, information or assistance with this system, please contact Scott Saunders 269-999-6475.
Building Inspector - Scott Saunders
Cell Phone: 269-999-6475
Office Phone: 269-424-3125
Monday 10am to noon; Wednesday 9am to noon
or by appointment
FEMA and Floodplain - see Building Inspector
Electrical Inspector - Ron Bellaire
Cass Co Insp: Mon & Wed
Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector - John Dobberteen
CHECK FIRST FOR SOIL & SEDIMENTATION PERMITS (CLICK BELOW)
you may need this first if you are building within 500 ft of a lake or stream or over an acre in size.
FAQ and Examples
Complaint about your residential builder?
The state Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) is
responsible for application reviews and investigates complaints against residential builders, and maintenance and alterations contractors - call (517) 241-9309 or LARA-BCC-RBS-Licensing@michigan.gov (licensing questions) or LARA-BCC-RBS-Compliance@michigan.gov (complaint questions).
FOR ZONING permits & ordinances - click here
Short term rentals - are not a permitted use - see ordinances below:
The planning commission is looking into addressing short term rentals.
Construction Board of Appeals
CBA members: (through 12/31/24)