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3338 Coolidge Hwy.
Berkley, MI 48072

248.658.3320 phone
248.658.3301 fax
building@berkleymich.net

CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
All staff members are still working during standard office hours.

Office Hours
M-F 8:30AM-5PM
Closed from 1-2PM every day
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Building Permits

ATTN Berkley Residents: City Hall is closed to the public but our staff is still operational. Please allow for delays as we navigate our new process of receiving, processing, and issuing permits.

Permit applications, plans, and all supporting documents may be submitted in one of three ways:

  1. Email application package to building@berkleymich.net
  2. Traditional mail to City Hall
  3. Use the secure dropbox at City Hall's main entrance
The Building Department will contact you with any questions on your submission, items that need to be revised, and required permit fees. All permits or required re-inspection fees must be mailed to City Hall or submitted via the secure dropbox. Telephone or online payments are not acceptable.

All inspectors will continue site inspections on their scheduled date.

Inspector’s schedules are as follows:
Building – Monday thru Friday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Electrical – Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
                Wednesday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mechanical – Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Plumbing – Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

All inspection requests must be sent to building@berkleymich.net. This is the best method to ensure your inspection has been scheduled.

All inspections must be emailed by 3:00 pm to be included on the following day's inspection schedule.

When you submit your inspection request, please be sure to include the following:
  • Permit number
  • Address of job
  • The day and or timeframe (if requesting Wednesday electrical or plumbing inspections) you are requesting
  • The type of inspection to be performed (rough/final, etc.)
  • Name and phone number for contact person on-site
  • Lockbox code, if applicable
You will receive a confirmation email that your inspection is scheduled. Please keep in mind that all inspections are timeframes. We will not be able to provide a closer estimated time for any scheduled inspections.

 


Why Are Permits Important?
A building permit is an official approval to proceed with a construction project and the intent is to ensure that the project plans comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. These standards ensure the safety of current and future building owners and occupants and enforcement of zoning and land-use policies. Specific issues that the building permit process may address include structural integrity, zoning, sanitation, water and sewer lines, fire resistance, and electrical service.

City of Berkley inspectors and clerks review permit applications and plans to ensure compliance with the City building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes. Inspections are done to ensure that the plans and codes are followed. This protects residents and property values.

Permits or zoning certificates are required for most types of work. Please call the Building Department if you aren’t sure if a permit is required. If a contractor will be doing the work, it is his responsibility to apply for the permit. State law actually requires a contractor to pull a permit for work he is doing. 

While permits are required for many types of projects, we offer the most frequently-issued ones listed below for your convenience. Click on the permit category for more information. The required application is also provided.


Types of Permits
 

Permit Applications & Fees

Fences

Decks & Porches

Roofs

Garages & Sheds

Pools

Driveways

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