Building Department


Ted Sczepanski
(810) 694-1118

Permits can be paid in our office with cash, check or credit/debit cards or online with check or credit/debit cards. Online payments can be made by clicking here. Or HERE 

General Duties of the Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for the supervision and enforcement of the regulations contained within the Building Codes of the City. This department is also responsible for the supervision and enforcement of all laws and ordinances as determined by Federal, State or Local law, including, but not limited to, the Michigan Building Code. The Building Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy. It works closely with the City Planning Commission and the City Council regarding codes and ordinances. Related duties are performed as required.

Genesee County Home Improvement Program 
Genesee County Home Improvement Program - Contractor Opportunities 


We are ready to start accepting Online Permit Applications for Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical! There is a $3.00 fee to apply online.  Click here to be directed to the website. Email questions to We are new to this process, so please have patience as we learn to navigate it. We will continue to accept paper applications via email, mail or walk-in, too! Thank you!

Contractor Registration Form
Plumbing Permit Application 
Electrical Permit Application 
Mechanical Permit Application
Building Permit Application 
Fence, Shed, Retaining Walls, Detached Accessory Structure - Zoning Compliance Application  

Effective March 12, 2024, the State of Michigan has adopted the 2023 NEC Code for all commercial and three of more family dwelling units.  Electrical permits applied for, after March 12, 2024 must also comply with part 8   80.26 230.85 Emergency/Service disconnect for one and two family dwelling units.

Exception: If the building permit is issued prior to March 12, 2024, you must reference NEC 2017 and MEC 2015 codes.