City Hall is Open to the Public
- If you would like to speak to the Building Official, Code Enforcement, or an inspector, please call first. They will be able to return your calls when they are in the office.
- Applications and plans should be completed prior to entering the building.
- Property files can now be viewed upon request at City Hall.
What to Expect When City Facilities Open
- Masks are not required but encouraged.
- Staff will continue to submit to a daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire per MiOSHA requirements.
- Staff will continue frequent cleaning procedures, especially for high-touch surface areas such as service counters.
- Signs encouraging social distancing and best practices will be prominently posted throughout the buildings and on the entrance doors.
- Plastic shields or "Sneeze Guards" will remain over the counters to limit person-to-person contact with staff and residents.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be maintained at all entrances.
- A Note About Payments: Please visit our Finance/Treasury page to learn more about how payments will be accepted.
All of the above practices will be determined by CDC, State, and County guidelines, and may be altered if and when needed.
Not comfortable coming into the office? Accessing many of our City Hall services CAN STILL BE DONE via phone, email, through a dropbox submission, or US mail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
For Details Regarding Our Construction or Permit Process
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