Community Development

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CDD - Building Division

Frank Haywood, Building Official


300 West Thirteen Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone: (248) 583-0831   Fax (248) 588-4143

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Statement of Services: The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of all State and local laws relating to the Building, Demolition, Rehabilitation, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy, Fuel Gas and Property Maintenance codes as well as the City’s sign, landlord licensing and zoning ordinances.

The office issues permits for all construction and State registered inspectors check all work to ensure code compliance.  All plans are reviewed by this office before permits are issued. City building personnel are available to meet with builders and architects during the design and construction phases of a project to provide input and resolve problems.

Click Here for the PDF version of the Department's Policies, Requirements, and Regulations.


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Contemplating a residential addition or remodeling project? If you are considering remodeling, adding on to your house, or building a garage, the property owner (or his agent, i.e. your builder) is required  to obtain the necessary permits to do the work.  As a qualified homeowner, living in the house, you may obtain the required permits if you do the work yourself, however anyone you hire to work on your project must be licensed by the State of Michigan and registered with the City.  Electrical, mechanical and plumbing contractors hired by a homeowner must obtain their own permits.  If you do not intend to do the work yourself the Building Department always recommends that you have your contractor obtain the permit and that you have them give you a copy of the permit before they start work. Click Here for Tips for choosing a Contractor.

If a problem does develop prior to final approval of your project, the City staff will assist you by requiring the contractor to make the necessary corrections.  In the unusual situation where a problem develops after final approval and an impasse is reached with the builder, the Department provides inspection reports to assist the property owner in filing a complaint with the 
State Bureau of Commercial Services.  

Once the permits are applied for, the City's staff of experienced, State registered, inspectors will start the process of assisting you.  Through their various reviews and inspections, the City will ensure that all work will be done according to current building codes and in a workmanlike manner.  This is a distinct advantage to you, the property owner, because you will be assured of receiving quality work and a safe final product.