Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permitting through the administration of the State of Michigan Building Codes. The purpose of these codes is to establish a minimum standard protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

In addition, the Building Department is also responsible for soil erosion permitting through the administration of the Clinton County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation (SESC) Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to maintain soil, preventing any sediment contamination of the Waters of the State or neighboring property. Link to SESC page

The Building Department provides Building permitting for 13 General Law Townships and the cities/villages within them. Soil Erosion permitting, for all 16 Townships and the cities/villages within them.

Jurisdiction list

County online mapping link

How To Apply For A Permit:

All applications, plans, and supporting documents need to be sent to the Building Department for review and processing.

All applications can be found on the Forms Center.

Application materials can be sent in by email, in person, or mail. The most efficient way is through email.

Please expect building permit review and processing to take up to 2 weeks with complete applications/plans.


Online Permits


You may apply and pay online for your permits. Online building permits are for roofing, siding, or windows only.

If you are a contractor, please use the links below.  You must create an account prior to being able to submit applications online if you are already registered with Clinton County. If you are not registered with Clinton County please submit the Contractor Registration Form
found in our Forms Center.

Inspections:
To schedule an inspection please give 24-hour notice by calling and leaving a message on our inspection line at (989) 224-5183.