Building

Building Department

The City of Monroe Building Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, plan review, and inspection services to our customers -the public. Our commitment to the community is “Safety First, Customers First!” To accomplish we strive to bring the highest level of professionalism, fairness, and integrity to every job.

With this goal in mind, the Building Department protects the public safety by ensuring that buildings and structures are built or renovated according to the latest safety standards and best industry practices with our most frequent customers being city residents, architects, engineers, building owners, developers, and licensed contractors.

The Building Department’s work begins prior to the start of any construction or renovation project. By being involved early in the process and placing customers first, the Building Department can better assist property owners with a project that is safe and completed in a timely manner. To accomplish this, the Building Department reviews building and site plans, ensures zoning compliance, issues building permits, and provides building, plumbing/ mechanical, and electrical inspections throughout the project to ensure that all work is done in compliance with Michigan Building Codes and local ordinances - again to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare.

Additional duties and responsibilities performed by the Building Department on a daily basis include: contractor registration, commercial occupancy inspections, nuisance abatement, blight inspections, zoning ordinance enforcement, and collecting and reporting on construction data.

The Building Department works closely with all other departments in the development of our City. The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Building Codes, Zoning, Blight, and Rental Housing codes of the City of Monroe. We also handle the administration of appeals to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Construction Board of Appeals and Dangerous Building Hearings.

We provide applications for Building/Zoning Permit, Sign Permit, Contractor RegistrationPlumbing Permit, Zoning Compliance, Temporary Use and Structures, Mechanical PermitRental Housing Registration, Administrative Site Plan Review, Electrical Permit, and Rental Housing Requirements.

Contact Information

Bill Greenhalgh
Building Official
120 E. First St.
Monroe, MI, 48161
Building: (734) 384-9186
Rental: (734) 384-9185
Fax: (734) 384-9108
Building Department is on the first floor of Monroe City Hall