- Building Department
After a permit has been issued and the work is underway, inspections are required for all Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits.
Requesting an Inspection
To schedule an inspection, we ask that you call our Inspection Line at (517) 277-0700. Inspections are scheduled for 24 hours after the request has been made. NOTE: Only the person who pulled the permit may call for an inspection.
Following the prompts on our Inspection Line, provide a Permit Number and the Project Address to schedule an inspection. It is important that you make arrangements for an Inspector to have access to the property. If the Inspector is unable to get in, an additional trip will be needed and will likely result in an additional inspection charge. Inspectors will not make inspections in homes that have personal belongings in them unless someone is present.
Generally, most Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits require two inspections: a Rough and a Final inspection. Some permits require only one inspection, while others may require three or more. Additional inspections are required to re-inspect work after corrections have been made. Building permits for new homes and/or additions usually require a minimum of six building inspections as follows: Footing, Foundation, Backfill, Rough, Insulation and Final inspection.
Rough and Final Building inspections should not be called for until ALL other Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Rough inspections have been called for and approved.
If Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical inspections do not pass, additional inspections and fees may be required. If more units were installed than paid for on the original permit, additional fees will be due. An example of a unit is a circuit being installed for an Electrical permit or a fixture being installed for a Plumbing permit. Fees are listed on the permit application or can be viewed online. In the long run, hiring licensed professionals who know the code often saves you from these additional fees for extra inspections.
Inspection Days & Hours
- Building - Al Hoard and Cory Donnell: Monday - Friday (variable times)
- Code Enforcement Officer - Mark Nicholson: Monday - Thursday (mornings only)
- Electrical - Lynn Smith: Monday - Thursday (mornings only)
- Mechanical and Plumbing - Greg Colley: (beginning December 14, 2022) Monday, Wednesday and Friday (variable times)