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A building permit application must be completed whenever a building is to be erected, altered, enlarged, structurally repaired, moved, or converted to different use groups (as defined in the building code). Additionally, a building permit is required for the installation of the following:
A permit is not required for the following:
If your application is approved, you will receive a copy of the actual Building Permit, a Hard Card including a list of required inspections, and a copy of the approved plans. The Hard Card should be posted at the job site so that it is visible from the street. The approved set of construction drawings should be kept at the job site for you and the inspector to refer to until the project is completed.
Inspections are required for the following items:
If you are considering installing a pool on your property you must contact the City Building Department. Please be aware of the following: • To install an in-ground or above ground pool an electrical permit is required. • For an in-ground pool a plumbing permit is required. • If your pool is going to be heated a mechanical permit may be required. • Other restrictions may apply. The City Building Department would be happy to assist you with obtaining any necessary permits and insuring that your new pool is safe. You may contact the Building Department by calling (248) 733-3700 or email the City’s Building Inspector at firstname.lastname@example.org.