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Permit & Inspection Information
Permit Applications
You can apply for a permit in person at City Hall or via mail or fax. In addition, you can apply online for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits by clicking the link to our Access My Government page below.

Permit Requirements
  • The building permit must be posted where it is visible form the street.
  • All permits expire six months from the date of issue or the last inspection.
  • A recall charge of $50 will be charged for the re-inspection of work not ready for scheduled inspection.
  • Property owners, contractors, or their agents must be present to let inspectors into the premises for indoor inspections.
  • Do not cover work until all required inspections have been made.
  • The City of Plymouth enforces the following Building Codes:
    • 2012 Michigan Building Code
    • 2009 Michigan Residential Code
    • 2012 Michigan Plumbing Code
    • 2012 Michigan Mechanical Code
    • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • All inspection requests must be submitted by 3:30 the regular business day prior to the inspection.
  • There are two ways to schedule an inspection for each of which you will need the address of work, permit number, contact number, and type of permit. If you request a specific inspection time we will contact you by 4:30 pm only if there is a scheduling conflict.
    • Call the Inspection Line at (734) 738-0289. 
    • Schedule an inspection online through AMG
  • Building inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • Plumbing and Mechanical inspections are conducted after 4:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for residential properties.  Non-residential inspections are conducted at 7:00 AM on the same days. 
  • Electrical inspections are conducted after 4:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • The Community Development Department hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Beginning May 26, Department hours will be 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • All permits expire six months from the date of issue or the last inspection.

Housing and Rental Inspections
  • Housing and rental inspections are required for residential properties and apartment complexes that have 3 units or greater, per the State of Michigan.
  • A Certificate of Compliance is issued after the successful inspection of the rental property.  It is valid for 2 years after the inspection date, to expire December 31 on a recurring basis.
  • Inspections can be set up by calling the office at (734) 453-1234 ext. 232.  
  • Inspection times are Monday through Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30 PM and Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 11:30 AM.
  • The inspection checklist used to inspect each unit can be found here.
201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 232
Fx: (734) 455-1824

John Buzuvis
Community Development Director
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 222

Marleta Barr
Office Manager
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 232

Adam Gerlach
Code Enforcement Officer
Ph. (734) 453-1234 ext. 231

Greta Bolhuis
Community Development Coordinator
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 224

Inspection Request Form
Ph: (734) 738-0289