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Permits

Do I need a Permit?
Apply for a Permit

To apply for a Permit, please contact the Building Inspector at (517) 663-8118, ext 8160.  You can also pick-up a permit at City Hall.  Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Click below to download the form that you need.

Planning Commission Applications

Zoning Applications

Pay for a Permit

Online Building Permit Information & Payments

Or you can pay during regular business hours at City Hall with cash, check, or credit/debit card.

Permit Fee Schedule

 Building Permit Construction Valuation Fees

Total Valuation Fee
$1.00 to $500.00 $23.50
$501.00 to $2,000.00 $23.50 for the first $501.00 plus $3.05 for each additional $100.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00
$2,001.00 to $25,000.00 $69.25 for the first $2,001.00 plus $14.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof to and including $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50.000.00 $391.75 for the first $25,001.00 plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00 $643.75 for the first $50,001.00 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00
$100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $993.25 for the first $100,001.00, plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and icnlduing $500,000.00
$500,001.00 to $1,000,000.00 $3,233.75 for the first $500,000.00, plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.00
$1,000,001.00 and up $5,608.25 plus $3.65 for each $1,000.00 or part thereof, above $1,000,001.00

Utility Fees:

Type Fee
Sewer Use

$750.00 – 200 gallons/day water usage over this will be charged by DPW

$1,500.00 Township Resident 200 gallons/day use

Sewer Saddle (if from City) $75.00
Sewer Tap (if from City) $700.00
Water Use

$1,000.00 – 1 – 1″ Service City Resident

$1,500.00 – 1 – 1″ Service Township Resident

Water Connection
Gravel Street $1,463.00 on Gravel Street
Concrete/Asphalt Street $1,673.00 on Concrete/Asphalt Street
Temporary Electric Service $75.00

Special Fees:

*Requires Application Fee

Type Fee
Sign Installation* $20.00 each
Swimming Pools*
Above Ground $20.00
In Ground $30.00
Residential Fence $10.00
Residential Siding
Homeowner $45.00
Contractor $45.00
Building Demolition*
Under 300 sq ft $20.00
Over 300 sq ft $30.00
Building Moving* $30.00
Site Plan Review $75.00

Special Meeting of Planning Comm.

Rezoning Application Hearing

Conditional Use Permit Hearing

Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Site Condo Plan Review

$100.00

$150.00

$50.00

$150.00

$250.00 – Plus Additional Costs

Subdivision Plan Review $250.00 – Plus Additional Costs
Residential Roofing or Re-roof*
Homeowner $45.00
Contractor $45.00
Builder License Registration/3 Years $15.00

Other Inspections and Fees:

Inspection Type Fee
Inspections outside of normal business hours $45.00/hour
Reinspection fees assessed under provisions of Section 108.8 $45.00/hour
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated $45.00/hour
Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions $45.00/hour
Use of outside consultants for plan review and/or inspections Actual Costs
All required Inspections $45.00/hour
Investigation Fee $50.00/hour


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