About the Building Department
The City is contracting with SafeBuilt for services in the Building Department including a building official, an electrical inspector, a plumbing inspector and a mechanical inspector. We also have a sanitary sewer inspector who is part of the Galien River Sanitary District (GRSD) Sewer Authority who is not employed by SafeBuilt.
The inspectors in this department are responsible for processing all permits and performing all inspections for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and signage activities within the City.
Permits must be obtained before beginning any construction, remodeling, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, or signage work. Purely cosmetic (non-structural) changes, such as painting, are exempt.
If you have any questions regarding these topics please contact City Hall and ask for the Building Department.
Code Books may be purchased directly from the State of Michigan:
Michigan Dept. of Consumer & Industry Services
Bureau of Construction Codes
P.O. Box 30255, Lansing, MI 48909