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Planning and Zoning Administrator
Michael Boettcher

Building Department 
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Online Applications and Permits

PDF Icon Building Permit Application
PDF Icon Contractors Registration Form
PDF Icon Mechanical Permit Application
PDF Icon Sign Application
PDF Icon Vacant-Property-Registration-Form
PDF Icon Plumbing Permit Application
PDF Icon Demo Application
PDF Icon Electrical Application
PDF Icon Certificate of Occupancy

PDF Icon Homeowners Affidavit
PDF Icon As Is Affidavit for Purchase

PDF Icon Inspection Checklist

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Welcome to the City of Ecorse online permit application page. Apply here for building permits and other development related permits.

To help us expedite the review of your application and issuance of your permit, A COMPLETE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE A REVIEW CAN BEGIN.

To view a list of applications and checklists with required information for submittal, please  see link below in the pink box on the right hand side of the page  Generally a complete submittal includes:
An application(s) signed by the property owner(s) and all required plans, documents and licenses. The contractor and property owner will be contacted by phone or email when the permit is ready for issuance. Please be sure to provide contact information.

City Staff is available to assist you by phone at  313-386-3636,  or at Monday – Friday 3869,  W. Jefferson Ave. Ecorse MI 48229 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City staff is available for a pre-application conference upon request. We are committed to helping your project go smoothly!


The Ecorse Building  Department

The mission of the Building and Engineering Department is to provide required inspections, permitting, plan reviews and inspection services in accordance with the Michigan Building Code. The Building and Engineering Department provides support for City ordinances regarding the sale of all buildings, rental of buildings.

Building Department

Welcome to the City of Ecorse Building Department. The Building Department serves residents and businesses by supporting new construction projects, renovation of existing properties, and building expansion within the City. Our staff is dedicated to providing user-friendly, professional customer service in order to make it easier for individuals and companies to achieve their building objectives and comply with building codes, zoning requirements, and City ordinances. 

The Building Department, in cooperation with other City divisions such as the Planning & Zoning Commissions encourages investment in the City. The vision is to develop a vibrant community where residents and tourists are able to enjoy quality of work and life. The City adopts codes and zoning policies to protect health and safety. Anyone planning to build or improve his or her property should contact the Building Department for important information on codes and ordinances.

Building Code

The City of Ecorse has adopted the 2015 Michigan Building Code, 2015 Michigan Residential Code, Michigan the 2015 Michigan Plumbing and Mechanical Code and the 2015 Michigan Electrical Code. Copies of the codebooks are available for purchase online at the State of Michigan website. To see the international property maintenance code of Michigan, you can click here.


The City of Ecorse requires inspections for all homes that are being sold or rented. Inspections may be scheduled by calling (313) 386-3636. Inspections are performed Upon sale and rental inspections are required every year on rental and Commercial property. Inspections are performed on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Inspectors, are in the Office on Tuesday 8:30 am to 9:00 am for questions. and can be reached at (313) 386-3636

Inspection Fees

Rental Inspection Fees  
Single Family Dwelling $195.00
Two Family Dwelling $370.00
Three Family Dwelling $545.00
Four Family Dwelling $720.00
Five Family Dwelling $895.00
Sale Inspection Fees  
Single Family Dwelling $180.00

More than a Five Family Dwelling please call: 313-386-3636