Inspections are conducted every business day. Refer to the City calendar for holiday observance.

24 Hour Inspection Requests
Call 248-593-9350 or e-mail to schedule an inspection. Note: All requests for inspections must be made by 4 p.m. the working day before the inspection is required. Please refer to our calendar for observed holidays.

Role & Objectives
The Department of Building Safety is responsible for the "firm but fair" implementation and enforcement of City and State codes relating to the construction, remodeling, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings and structures located within the City.

The purpose of such codes is to provide minimum standards to ensure public safety, property protection and maintenance and personal welfare by regulating and controlling the numerous factors during the construction process.

To ensure that construction work complies with applicable codes, the City requires comprehensive plans for most types of projects, and inspections are conducted at periodic stages of the work.

Plan Review
The City staff and its outside consultants strive to provide quick and accurate construction project plan review and permit issuance services, and will do everything possible to assist in processing applications. Although the staff does not provide specific design services, the City does strive to provide sufficient assistance and direction to assist applicants through the process.