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Building Department
Responsibilities
The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of the zoning, building, housing, mechanical, Electrical, and plumbing codes, and ordinances the city.

Code Information
The City of Plymouth is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the State of Michigan Codes. These codes include:
  • Michigan Building Code 2009
  • Michigan Residential Code 2009
  • Michigan Plumbing Code 2012
  • Michigan Mechanical Code 2012
  • National Electrical Code 2011

Inspection Information
  • Building inspections are conducted every business day, during normal business hours.
  • Plumbing and mechanical inspections are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • Electrical inspections are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after 4:30 pm.

Contractors and homeowners can also view the status of all permits for authorized work in the City of Plymouth by accessing our online database of tax, assessing, and permit information.

Additional Responsibilities
The City of Plymouth Building Department is also responsible for traffic engineering, street signs, planning and zoning issues, and soil erosion and sedimentation control. It also acts as the city liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, and the Kellogg Park Historic District.

An additional responsibility of the Building Department is the enforcement of the City Code of Ordinances through the code enforcement officer. This person's primary responsibility is to obtain compliance with the City Code. This is done through face-to-face contact, letters, and telephone calls.

Resources
James Penn
Chief Building Official
Email

201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170

Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 232
Code Enforcement ext. 231
Inspectors ext. 232
Fx: (734) 455-1824