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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

Zoning permits for the following:
New driveways – must be concrete or paved
Existing driveways that are now being finished with concrete or asphalt
Sheds < 200 Sq. Feet
Fences < 7ft

Please remember if you have a contractor perform work that totals more than $600.00 dollars material and labor they must 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.

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.

To apply for a Building 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.  Building Permits, Plumbing Permits, Mechanical Permits and Electrical Permits can be downloaded here.

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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 $75.00
Sewer Tap $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:

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





$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/1 Year $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

Online Building Permit Information & Payments

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

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