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Apply for all Building Department permits online at:
Online Applications, Permits, and Payments


Business License Application

Rental/Sales Checklist for Inspection

Ecorse Ordinances





 

Building Official
McKenna Associates, Inc.
313-386-3636
building@ecorsemi.gov

Planning and Zoning Administrator
Michael Boettcher
248-596-0920
mboettcher@mcka.com


Building Department 
For Prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus

PERMITS CAN BE PULLED BY MAIL
OR APPLY ONLINE WITH THE LINK BELOW

(313) 386-3636
Fax (313) 386-4316

Quick Links

Online Applications and Permits


PDF Icon Building Permit Application
PDF Icon Mechanical Permit Application
Sign Application
PDF Icon Vacant-Property-Registration-Form
PDF Icon Plumbing Permit Application
PDF Icon Demo Application
PDF Icon Electrical Application
PDF Icon Commercial Certificate of Compliance
Zoning Permit Application
Sale of Property Certificate Application

PDF Icon Homeowners Affidavit
PDF Icon As Is Affidavit for Purchase
Rental Registration Application

Contractor's Registration Form

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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  building@ecorsemi.gov or in person at the building department offices, Monday – Friday,  at 3869 W. Jefferson Ave. Ecorse MI 48229 from 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!

Sincerely,

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

If there is a question about what current building codes are in effect, please call (313) 386-3636

Inspections

To schedule an inspection, please call (313) 386-3636 or email to building@ecorsemi.gov
 

Inspection Fees

Link to Fee Schedule
 
Rental Inspection Fees  
Single Family Dwelling $220.00 ($195 + $25 Rental Registration)
Each Additional Unit $160 per unit + $25 Rental Registration per unit
   
Sale Inspection Fees  
Single Family Dwelling
Each Additional Unit
$180.00
+$140 per unit



With the warmer weather fast approaching we know there are lots of projects homeowners like to get done. With that being said, please check with the building department at 313-386-3636 and verify if a permit is required for your project. A permit is usually required for the following but not limited to:

New builds
Any Additions
Fences - cyclone, vinyl and wood
Concrete work
Pools
Windows
Siding
Roofs
Renovations — interior and exterior
Awnings
Carports
Steps
Porches — Wood and Concrete
Decks
HVAC — Heating and Cooling
Electrical Work
Plumbing Work


All permits are available online at www.ecorsemi.gov
Work can only begin once an approved permit is issued by the building department. Permit plan reviews are done on Tuesdays.
Homeowners — If you have a contractor it is best to have them obtain all required permits and order all required inspections.
Permits must be hung in a visible window or door.
Building Department hours are M-F 830-430.


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