Building permit applications can be obtained at the Building Department or downloaded from our website. Applications are reviewed and either approved or denied, based on the information submitted. The contractor/owner will be notified by phone once approved or by letter if denied.
A non-refundable plan examination fee in the amount of $100.00 is required for all new residential homes and commercial/industrial projects when submitted. We accept cash or checks made out to the "Clinton Township Treasurer." **Please note: we no longer require the form called "Application for Plan Examination."
Permit requests for all minor residential projects (see typical list below) must be accompanied by: an application, two (2) sets of drawings with wall section indicating proposed construction, and two (2) copies of a plot plan/mortgage survey showing all structures on the property as well as the proposed project location.
Typical minor residential projects:
Basement egress windows
Garage or basement floor replacement
Hot tubs/Swimming pools
Patios with footings
Windows (if size changes)
Submit completed application, $100.00 plan examination fee, and two (2) sets (for residential) or five (5) sets (for commercial/industrial) of plans and/or specifications with original seals and signatures in accordance with 1980 PA 299. Fire suppression shop drawings and computations shall be submitted to the Fire Department located on 42601 Romeo Plank Road.
Building Code: Site plan, foundation plan, soil bearing capacity, floor plans, building elevations, building sections, fire walls, separation walls with UL number, etc., framing plans, details, roof plan, roof finish schedule, door schedule, roof live and dead loads.
Electrical Code: Plans for all electrical systems using more than six (6) circuits, excepting one and two family dwellings shall include lighting layout, circuiting, switching, conductor and raceway sizes, wattage schedule, service location and riser diagram, load calculations, appropriate plans showing standard symbols of all electrical equipment.
Mechanical Code: Plans indicating heating equipment, air conditioning equipment, duct work sizes, material and layout, fire dampers, ventilation of rooms and areas, location of chimneys and vents, piping layouts.
Plumbing Code: Site plan, floor plans riser diagrams and water distribution system and roof plan. Show direction of flow, pipe sizes, grade of horizontal piping, elevations, drainage fixture unit loading of stacks and drains in the DWV system, supply fixture unit load for the water system, branch supplies serving more than one plumbing fixture, appliance or hose outlet.
Energy Code: Floor plans, building sections, details, average annual degree days, exterior envelope component materials, "U" values of elements, "R" values of insulation materials, size and type of apparatus and equipment, energy calculations.
Phone (586) 286-9323
FAX: (586) 286-9484
24-Hour Inspection Line: (586) 286-9320
Forms & Pamphlets
Abandoned & Vacant Residential Structures Registration Form
Accessory Structure Pamphlet
Freedom of Information Act Request Form
Gas Pressure Test Form
ISO's Building Code
Township Certification Form (Commercial or Industrial)
Deck Construction Guide Information
Detached Garages and Sheds
Residential Above-Ground & In-Ground Pools (includes Spas & Hot Tubs)
Temporary Structure Location
Residential properties being used as rentals must be registered with the Building Department. Registrations are valid for two (2) years. An Inspector will conduct an inspection once a rental application has been processed. For further instructions/information, or to download forms, click below for the Rental Application as well as a copy of the report our Inspectors will be working with during inspection.
Rental Property Application
If you are considering having work done by a contractor, make sure they are properly licensed and insured for the work being done. Licenses can be verified through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, at http://www.michigan.gov or at the following phone numbers. It is always a good idea to get three quotes with references.
Building: (517) 373-8376
Electrical: (517) 241-9320
Mechanical: (517) 241-9325
Plumbing: (517) 241-9330
All complaints must be in writing and addressed to:
40700 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Complaints may be emailed as well to firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearly state the nature of your complaint and the address it pertains to. You may sign the complaint or remain anonymous. The complaint will be recorded and assigned to an inspector for investigation. Violations may be issued to obtain compliance.
If the nature of the complaint is such that the Building Department would not address it, it will then be forwarded onto the appropriate Department. Please note, all tall grass and weed complaints must be sent to the Department of Public Services - DPW Division.
Click on the Building Department Ordinance Enforcement Brochure below for more information or on Official Code of Ordinances to view official code ordinances for Charter Township of Clinton.
Ordinance Enforcement Brochure
Official Code of Ordinances