What do I have to pull a building permit for?

Before beginning your home improvement or construction project, contact the Building Division at 248-530-1409 for information concerning permits. Permits are required for many types of jobs, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • New residential and commercial building construction
  • Additions, alterations, or modifications to existing buildings
  • Sunrooms
  • Decks
  • Pools
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Air conditioning units
  • Generators
  • Pool equipment
  • Play structures
  • Satellite dishes or communications towers
  • Retaining and screening walls
  • Roofs
  • Chimney repair
  • Siding and gutter replacement
  • Signage
  • Window and door replacement
  • Driveway gates
  • Residential and commercial demolition

If there is any question as to whether a permit is needed for any work, call the Building Official.

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1. What should I do with my copy of my permit and building plans when the City gives me an approved copy back?
2. Does my building permit also include the electrical and plumbing and heating permit?
3. Why do I have to post a bond and when will I get it back?
4. As a homeowner can I pull my own building or trade permits?
5. Will the City recommend a good building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical company?
6. What do I have to pull a building permit for?
7. Does the installation of a fence require a permit?
8. Why do I need a plot plan to install an A/C unit or generator?
9. Does the City limit where my home may be placed on my lot?
10. Is it necessary to meet with the scheduled Inspector for an inspection?
11. How do I request a building inspection?
12. May I request a specific time of day for a building inspection?
13. Are inspectors available to help me if I have any questions about building in Bloomfield Hills?
14. What information is required when calling in an inspection?