Inspections

Inspection Information
Inspections are required after obtaining a required permit and are conducted on all regular business days. All inspection requests must be made by 4 p.m. the day before and work must be ready at the time of request. Inspection requests may be made by calling the Inspection Request (248-593-9350) and providing the following information:
  • Date the inspection is to occur
  • Type of inspection (Refer to the published list)
  • Address of the job
  • The permit number
  • The name and phone number of the person making the request
  • Any other pertinent information (lock box combination, special access, etc.)
Work not ready or incomplete at the time of inspection will result in an automatic denial of approval and $50 re-inspection fee. If an inspection must be cancelled, it must be done before 8:30am of the inspection date or a $50 re-inspection fee will be assessed. All re-inspection fees must be paid prior to re-scheduling the unapproved inspection.

Inspection Scheduling
Building inspections are generally conducted throughout the day based on workload and administrative requirements. Permit holders may call the office between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to schedule an approximate time (2-hour range) for the inspection. Unfortunately, specific appointments are not possible.

Trade inspectors are contract employees and generally schedule their inspections in the morning. For approximate inspection times, request that the inspector contact the permit holder that morning.