Community Development    Contact Info
3338 Coolidge Hwy.
Berkley, MI 48072

248.658.3320 phone
248.658.3301 fax

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

Community Development

Building Department Considerations
  • Please call first if you would like to speak to the Building Official, Code Enforcement, or an inspector. They will be able to return your calls when they are in the office.
  • Applications and plans should be completed before entering the building.
  • Property files can now be viewed upon request at City Hall.

Conceptual Meetings
If you are interested in learning about the requirements for new development, construction or renovation, we strongly encourage you to schedule a conceptual review meeting with our Community Development Director.

These meetings are available at no cost and can help significantly reduce the lead time for future permitting, planning, and/or zoning requests. To schedule a meeting, contact the Community Development Department via the email or phone number provided on this page below.

Staff and/or consultants will provide initial comments on the information provided. Items that would be beneficial to include are:
  • Conceptual site plan layouts
  • Conceptual floor plans
  • Detailed description of the proposed use
  • Conceptual facade changes
  • Estimated development timeline
  • Zoning ordinance or building code questions

Permitting Process
All inspectors will continue site inspections on their scheduled dates.

Inspector’s schedules are as follows:
Building – Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Electrical – Monday and Wednesday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mechanical – Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Plumbing – Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All inspection requests must be sent to building@berkleymich.netThis 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
cation: City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072

Community Development administers the city’s land use ordinances, laws, and policies and 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 development review and approval processes.

Contact Information
Kristen Kapelanski
Community Development Director


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