301 E. Huron, City Hall, 1st floor
This unit administers and enforces land development ordinances, coordinates site plan review, prepares the city master plan in collaboration with the city planning commission, enforces building codes and ordinances, inspects rental property, coordinates activities of the planning and historic district commissions and city appeal boards, and issues various permits and licenses.
A development review and inspection services software application, eTRAKiT, is available at etrakit.a2gov.org, or by calling (734) 794-6267. Users can search for permits, schedule inspections, see inspection results, and check the status of registrations with the city.
Planning. (734) 794-6265. The unit, headed by planning manager Brett Lenart, serves as the staff for the planning commission, historic district commission, and design review board. Development proposals currently under review can be found at a2gov.org/planning, and zoning information may be found at a2gov.org/zoning.
Construction inspections/building. (734) 794-6263. This unit, headed by building official Glen Dempsey, reviews plans for proposed construction, enforces state building codes, and inspects all permitted construction within the city. Building permits are required for all new construction, alterations, additions, decks and fences, and almost all repairs. Fees are based on the cost and scope of the project. Call or look online for details. a2gov.org/departments/build-rent-inspect/building/Pages/default.aspx
The Permit desk, (734) 794-6267, issues permits for sidewalk occupancy, barricades, street closings, races, parades, rallies, and other events; issues permits to work in the public right-of-way; conducts exams and issues licenses for sewer installers; and administers licenses for peddlers and solicitors, including charitable organizations.
Rental housing. (734) 794-6264. The rental housing section, managed by Lisha Turner-Tolbert, registers and inspects all rental properties approximately every 30 months. Tenants may request additional inspections for specific problems. email@example.com