Occupants of any building must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Building permits are required for alternations being done.
To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy in an existing building:
- Obtain Planning Department/zoning approval (248) 796-4150.
- A Special Inspection must be done. An inspection is performed to ensure that the building/suite is up to current building codes for egress and life safety. If the inspection reveals there are violations for which corrections are required, they must be completed and re-inspected before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued.
If no violations exist, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. The cost for a special inspection is $40 application fee, $100 per inspector and $150 for a Certificate of Occupancy.
If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact the Building Department Specialist at (248) 796-4103.