When a Building Permit is Required


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.

For more information, contact the Building Department at 248-733-3700.

When a Permit is Required

Building permits are required to install the following:
  • Decks (including porches)
  • Garages or carports
  • Hot tubs
  • Pools that are more than 24 inches deep
  • Replacement windows or doors when the opening size is altered
  • Swimming Pools

When a Permit is Not Required

  • Prefabricated above-ground pools less than 24 inches deep
  • When less than 25% of a roof is being replaced
  • Private property driveways on grade
  • Redecorating
  • Replacing doors or windows that don't alter the opening size
  • Sheds less than 100 feet in size