The following services are provided by the Building Department. If you should decide to remodel, add on or build, your contractor is required to get the necessary permits to do the work. In order to obtain a permit, a contractor must be licensed by the State of Michigan and registered with the City of Melvindale.
Once permits are issued, City inspectors begin the process of assisting you. Through their various inspections, inspectors insure that all work is done according to current building codes and accepted standards of workmanship. The codes address structural, fire, electrical and mechanical safety, as well as health, security, and energy conservation. Upon passing final inspection, the homeowner can feel confident that they have received quality work and a final product.
If a problem does develop, City staff can assist in requiring the contractor to make the necessary corrections. If an impasse is reached, the inspection staff can assist in filing a complaint against the contractor with the State Department of Commerce.
The Building Department staff is ready to help assist in insuring that your next project complies with the appropriate building codes, and is a job well done. Always remember, the most important step in a quality job is checking the references and past workmanship of any contractor that the homeowner selects.
The City of Melvindale conducts inspections of all properties sold and rented. Contact the Building Department at 313-429-1060 for more information.
Code Enforcement and Zoning Regulations
The Building Department also provides assistance with Code Enforcement or Zoning Regulations. Contact the Building Department at 313-429-1060 for more information
Building Department Forms
Property Maintenance Code
Application for Rezoning
Rental Dwellings and Rental Units Ordinance
Application for Use Permit and Certificate of Occupancy
Building Permit Application
Building Contractor's Registration
Certificate of Occupancy Residential (Cover Sheet)
Certificate of Occupancy Residential Checklist
Designation of Registered Design Professional
Application for Electrical Permit
Electrical Contractor's Registration
Heating Contractor's Registration
Mechanical Permit Application
Permit Fee Schedules
Plumbing Permit Application
Plumbing Contractor's Registration
Rental Inspection Application
Rental Property Registration
Multiple Rental Property Registration
Site Plan Review Application
Special Approval Use Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
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