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Building permits are required for the following items:

New structures including homes, garages, sheds greater than 200 square feet, metal framed/vinyl covered buildings, decks (attached and detached), commercial, (new/additions for commercial require additional steps before a permit may be issued)

Additions to homes, garages, sheds, decks and commercial buildings
All commercial remodeling including interior wall changes
Siding, residential and commercial
Interior residential remodeling including interior wall changes, floor changes, finishing of basements, 2nd story additions
Roofs, residential and commercial, tear off and roof over
Replacement windows, residential and commercial
Fences over 7 feet tall-new or replacement – 2 or more sections
Demolition of buildings
Solar energy systems
Wind generation systems
Swimming pools – above or in ground

Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits may also be required for the following items:
New construction – residential or commercial
Remodeling – residential or commercial
Replacement water heaters and furnaces
Plumbing, if you are changing the location of the fixtures
Generators – permanent installation
Sewer lead replacement
Water Line replacement
Air conditioners – permanent installation
Swimming pool
Upgrading electrical service

Driveway permits for the approach and sidewalk for the following:
New driveways – must be concrete or paved
Existing driveways that are now being finished with concrete or asphalt

Please remember if you have a contractor perform work that totals more than $600.00 dollars material and labor they shall be licensed and insured.  It is the responsibility of the contractor to obtain the permit.  It is the permit holder’s responsibility to call for inspections.  We recommend that you do not pay your contractor in full until all final inspections have been approved.

Permits are not a tax; they are necessary to protect the homeowners, future homeowners, occupants and the public by the way of inspections.

These lists are not an all inclusive lists; if you have any questions in regards to your proposed project(s) requires a permit or not, please contact the Building Official’s office.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact LeRoy at:
200 S. Main Street
Eaton Rapids, MI  48827
(517) 663-8118, ext 8160
(517) 663-1116 fax

Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30