ATTN Berkley Residents/Businesses:
City Hall is now in Phase 2: Revival of the City's COVID-19 recovery and reopening process. All of the above practices will be determined by CDC, State, and County guidelines, and may be altered if and when needed.
City Hall will be open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for ESSENTIAL BUSINESS pursuant to the Governor's newest Executive Orders. Accessing many of our City Hall services CAN BE DONE via phone, email, through a dropbox submission, or US mail. Appointments will ONLY be reserved for such activities that CANNOT be done through the avenues listed above or if additional guidance is given by city staff.
For the Community Development Department, our services can be accessed in the following ways:
For Any Building/Planning, Permitting, Licensing, and Zoning Related Activities:
- Email Community Development at email@example.com.
- Call Community Development at 248-658-3320.
- Utilize the City Hall dropbox located on the East side of City Hall to the right of the entrance door.
- Return by US mail (City of Berkley Community Development; 3338 Coolidge Hwy Berkley, MI 48072).
- By Appointment - in-person meetings will be determined on a case-by-case basis (Residents MUST call ahead to confirm a date and time with staff).
- Appointments are scheduled in 30-minute intervals and will be with the Building Department ONLY. You will NOT be able to meet with another department unless you have made an appointment.
- A Note About Payments: Since the Treasury Department is not open for in-person appointments, payments must be made by Check or Money Order.
Effective as of May 7, 2020, Construction activities are permitted to resume in the State of Michigan.
City Hall remains closed to the public and our staff is operating at limited capacity. Please allow for delays as we navigate our new process of receiving, processing, and issuing permits.
About Community Development
Location: City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072
Community Development administers the city’s land use ordinances, laws, and policies as well as the Master Plan. The department works with residents and businesses to complete building expansions and improvements. It also implements local, state, and federal policies and laws when facilitating new developments in the city.
The Community Development Director plays an important role in implementing the appropriate measures to maintain the character and charm of city neighborhoods. This includes, but is not limited to, responding to requests for rezoning and special land use, reviewing business licenses, sign permits, and coordinating the activities of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Code Enforcement Division ensures that residential and commercial properties are maintained in compliance with city and state ordinances. Code Enforcement Officers patrol the city and respond to concerns on a variety of topics such as vermin control, junk, and debris on city rights of way and other matters that violate local ordinances. They also conduct building inspections and plan reviews to ensure compliance with fire codes.
In December 2018, the Planning Commission adopted a Public Participation Plan that will serve as a guide to gathering information from residents and key stakeholders during the planning and the development review and approval processes.
Community Development Director