Contractor Information

Contractor Registration
Any person who contracts with another to do residential construction or remodeling on a project whose total value is $600 or more is required to be licensed with the Department of Labor and Economic Growth as either a Residential Builder or a Residential Maintenance and Alteration Contractor.

All Qualifying Officers of a corporation must also be currently licensed as an individual.

All licensed contractors are required to register their appropriate licenses on an annual basis, at which we verify validity and status of the licensee(s) In addition, a copy of the current license must be submitted with each new permit application. The annual registration fee is $25.

Working Hours
Working hours on any construction project are restricted to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. no work is permitted on Sundays or legal holidays. Signs that advise all employees and subcontractors of this requirement must be posted at each entrance to the site and on the structure. This requirement will be strictly enforced.

Permit Holder’s Responsibilities
For purposes of this section, the use of the term "Builder" includes the existing lot owner, general contractor and all subcontractors working on the project. Builders have the right to develop their property consistent with the laws of the City of Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County and the State of Michigan. The community recognizes that the right of builders to develop their property within these ordinances, but demands that certain rights and responsibilities associated with each construction project in this City are observed:

Quiet Enjoyment
Existing neighbors have a right to the quiet enjoyment and use of their property. Builders and their subcontractors are expected to operate within the confines of the ordinances. Builders are expected to make every reasonable effort to operate in the least disruptive fashion possible as to equipment operation, noise of operations, employee behavior, and cleanliness and safety of the site. All sites must have proper sanitary facilities in place for the workers.

Communication
Builders should communicate with neighbors, explaining the proposed project, expected duration of construction time span, and names of contacts. Additionally, builders should address any concerns the neighbors may have, and anticipate any potential problems that may arise.

Site Management
Sites must be constantly managed so as to minimize safety risks to workers, the neighbors and the public at large. Site management includes controlling the material and equipment deliveries so as not to overload the site or the right-of-way. Excavating for footings and foundations is expected to be timed so that construction follows as quickly as possible to minimize the safety risks of open, unprotected excavations. Portable restroom facilities and solid waste disposal should be placed on the building site so as to minimize impact on neighboring property.

Knowledge of the Codes
Builders are expected to familiarize themselves with the City and State codes and follow them. The city will not tolerate ignorance of the laws. An aggressive enforcement team is in place to enforce the city ordinance for the protection of our citizens and neighboring property (public and private). The city recognizes that mistakes are made. If a mistake is made, corrective action is expected in prompt and careful fashion.

The city ordinances may be accessed online.

Exert Care
Builders are to exert extreme care in execution of their project and constructing their improvements so as to avoid cutting cable, telephone, power lines and other utilities. Grading property to avoid drainage problems for a neighbor is expected. Care is to be exercised in grading and excavating so as to prevent damage to trees and shrubs on neighboring properties and the public right-of-way. Adequate provision for power and water are to be provided on site. Builders are required to pay the costs of repairing any and all public improvements including curbs/gutters, sidewalks, streets, trees/shrubs, and public utilities. Builders shall promptly clean any debris that is spilled on public property during the course of construction activities