Building Permits & Forms

Apply for a permit online on the BS&A Online Website.


Information on fences, signs, and sheds (under 200 square feet) is on the Planning and Zoning Forms page.

Electrical

The Electrical Division of the Building Department is responsible for approving electrical permits and conducting inspections of permitted buildings. The Township issues permits to protect the public by ensuring that work is performed by qualified people.

Mechanical & Plumbing

The Mechanical and Plumbing Division of the Building Department is responsible for approving permits, conducting inspections of permitted work, and conducting periodic inspections of buildings. The Township issues trade permits to protect the public by ensuring that work is performed by qualified people.

Building Permits

The purpose of the Building Inspections Division of the Building Department is to approve permits and conduct inspecting of permitted work under the 2015 Michigan Building Code. The township issues permit and make inspections to protect the public by making sure the work is done by qualified persons.

Building Fee Schedule (PDF)

Building Permit Requirement Information

The application will not be accepted unless all items are included. The following information is required on the Building Permit Application.

  • Page 1 - Project Information, owner information, if over 3,500 square feet Architect/Engineer contractor information (contractor name number match license on file)
  • Page 2 - Brief Description i.e. - house with garage and deck, house with garage, the house including finished basement. If the deck is included in the application, Deck Section must be completed.
  • Page 3 - Must be complete
  • Page 4 - If a homeowner is obtaining their own permit, must be signed. If the contractor permits, this page is not applicable.
  • Page 5 - Must be complete and signed.
  • Page 6 - Not usually used for new house permits
  • Page 7 - Complete plot plan required - usually will be on a separate page or on blueprints. The plot plan must show front set back from the right-of-way, left and right side yard setbacks, and rear setbacks. If wetlands are present they must be shown, including the setback. If power lines are present they must be shown, including the setback.
  • Page 8 - Must be complete including construction cost and signature. If the applicant is the same as the contractor, may write "same" in that section.

House numbers are assigned by the Genesee County Road Commission if in a platted subdivision.

House numbers are assigned by Consumers Energy for apartments or on private roads.