Handouts, Policies and Procedures

The Building Division offers these publications to answer questions and help you along with your project. To access these printed publications online, you'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Available Documents (PDF):

ball10 Things Your Contractor Won't Tell You  
ball Available Short Circuit Current
ball Brick Flashing Instructions
ball Department Policies, Procedures and Regulations
ball Deck Construction 
ball Fence Regulations
ball Fire Protection and Suppression Design Standards
ball Fire Protection System Inspection Requirements
ball Fire Suppression Riser Diagram
ball Garages and Accessory Structures
ball Garage Sale Information
ball Grease Interceptor Details for Restaurants
ball Hiring A Contractor
ball New Home Construction
ball Manufactured Housing Handbook (State of Michigan Publication)
ball Outside Sales and Display Permits  (including fireworks)
ball Plan Review Requirements (Non-Residential)
ball Plan Review Requirements (Residential)
ball Renovation - Lead Pamphlet
ball Residential Additions
ball Residential Elevations Worksheet
ball Screen Wall Standard Detail
ball Sidewalks, Driveways and Other Flatwork Concrete
ball Sign Regulations
ball Simpson Repair and Protection Flyer
ball Swimming Pool Regulations including 2015 electrical requirements
ball Underground Electrical Wiring Depth Requirements
ball Water Meter Installation Instructions
ball Zoning Ordinance (Unofficial Copy for Reference Only) Large File