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Except where an immediate hazard exists, compliance actions begin with a written complaint or email from a citizen or another public agency. View our Ordinance Enforcement Complaint Form (PDF).
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Rules governing the use of private property are intended to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of all citizens. The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Township Ordinances, State Building Codes, and Property Maintenance Codes. Each ordinance also contains penalties that may be imposed when a property owner refuses to correct a cited violation.
Any citizen may file a complaint whenever they observe conditions, uses of property, or structures that they suspect are improper. Knowledge of Ordinances or Codes is not required since the enforcement staff makes this evaluation.
Except for issues with an immediate threat to health and safety, an initial site inspection will typically occur within 5 to 10 business days. Resolutions, however, can take weeks, months, and sometimes longer, depending upon the complexity and legal ramifications involved.
You can find the most current flood insurance rate maps at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center (MSC) website. FEMA Flood Map Service Center Website
For concerns or questions about mold and mildew, contact the Macomb County Health Department. Macomb County Health Department Website
If you take down more than four trees over 4” in diameter, an application to the Planning Commission is required through the Planning Department. NOTE: If a tree is on the lot line or overhangs your lot line, you may only cut the portion that infringes on your property.
We accept cash or a check made out to “Clinton Township Treasury." Mail it to 40700 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp., MI 48038.
Since these situations often include extenuating circumstances, approval must be obtained from the Building Official or assistant. The Building Official can be reached at 586-286-9323 and at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp., MI 48038.
Typically, you would report these violations to a board member of your homeowners' association. However, if the violation is also covered under Clinton Township Ordinance, you may report it to the Building Department using our Complaint Form.
These are obtained from the Macomb County Registrar of Deeds. You may contact them by telephone at 586-469-7953 or the Macomb County Registrar of Deeds Website.
No. A final Certificate of Occupancy must be issued, and the buyer must have their name on the property deed before applying for permits.
You can pull any permit for work done on your property. If you are having a contractor perform any portion of the work, we highly suggest having the contractor pull the permit. This way, we can hold them responsible for work done improperly. It is no faster or cheaper for a homeowner permit versus a contractor permit.
Yes, the building permit application is available under Building & Pamphlets.
Since we review permits on a first-come, first-served basis, the time to receive permits varies with the season. It is best to ask upon submittal, but expect a week or two on projects which do not require the engineer’s approval. Sidewalk, approach, and reroof permits may be issued over the counter.
You may call the Department of Public Services at 586-286-9300. They will help to resolve the situation.
In this case, contact the Building Department at 586-286-9323. We will notify the building inspector that is covering your area, and they will inform the builder to clean the area.
Every person obtaining a Building Permit must also obtain a Soil Erosion permit from the Macomb County Public Works Soil Erosion Division. When the streets in a subdivision get bad enough, the Drain Commission will shut the subdivision down for inspections until the streets are cleaned. You may call them at 586-469-5325.
Yes. Email to email@example.com or fax to 586-286-9484. Make sure you have your application, two sets of plans (if plans are larger than 8x11, you must submit them in person or by mail), and a copy of the contractor’s license and driver’s license. If all information is not properly submitted, your application may be rejected.
The United States Post Office determines where a mailbox can be placed. Contact the Post Office at 800-275-8777, or visit them at United States Postal Service.