215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Monday - Friday,
8:00am - 4:30pm
The purpose of the Building Department is to issue permits;
license, monitor, inspect; and enforce building, zoning, signage
codes, state barrier free codes, state construction codes, City Code
of Ordinances, and historic district requirements for all
construction, renovations, and additions to commercial, industrial,
and residential property within the City. In addition, all
electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling inspections are
performed by two part time independent contractors, under the
jurisdiction and supervision of the Building Official. This
department is also responsible for retaining, reviewing, and storage
of the required site plans and construction documentation.
In addition, record keeping and agendas for the Planning
Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic District
Commission are prepared by the department’s personnel.
Building Permit Application
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NOTICE TO BUILDERS : Recent changes to the
Zoning Ordinance affect Residential Building Heights in the R-1A and
R-1B First Density Residential Districts. Changes include:
New language basing maximum building height in the R-1A and
R-1B, First Density Residential Districts on the size (area) of the
Clarification of where the maximum height of a foundation wall
is measured from.
Language to ensure compatibility of new residential buildings in
existing neighborhoods by limiting proposed slopes around new homes
and limiting the height of first floor elevations compared to
adjacent residences. A certificate of grading or grading plan
requirement has also been added.
Definition changes and additions for basement, story, building
height, grade plane, mezzanine, grade, existing grade, and finished
Review the Schedule of Regulations in the Zoning
Ordinance for detailed information on these changes.
Electrical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Forms and Permits page for additional applications not listed above
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Permit Fee Schedule
Electrical Permit Fee Schedule
Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule
Removal Fee Schedule
Front Yard Setback Worksheet
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