Building Inspection

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The Washtenaw County Building Inspection office at 705 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor is open by appointment only, Monday-Friday from 10am-Noon, and from 2-4pm. Please call 734-222-3900 to make an appointment.

Please also consider using these non-contact services: 

Specific issues can be handled by calling 734-222-3900.

Building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permit applications can be submitted by mail, fax (734-222-3930) or secure drop box (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor). The secure drop box is a white box in front of our office building. Please make sure to reference your property address or permit number to ensure correct payment posting.

Permit pick up can be done by calling (734-222-3900) or faxing (734-222-3930) credit card payment information. After payment processing, we will call you to notify you that your permit is available in our lobby pick-up area, which is accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor).

Certificates of occupancy (C of O) will be available after processing in our lobby pick-up area, which is accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor).

Inspections for permits issued after June 21, 2021 can be scheduled by calling the IVR at 866-458-7358.  Inspections for Permits issued before June 21, 2021 can be scheduled by calling our office (734-222-3900) or you may fax the request (734-222-3930). Requested date is not guaranteed for faxed requests.

Inspection time frames will be handled as usual by calling inspection staff between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 am. Here are the inspectors’ direct phone numbers:

Lance Mitchell - Building - (734) 222-3887

Don Schnettler - Electrical - (734) 222-3982

Don Ratliff - Plumbing/Mechanical - (734) 222-3898

Inspectors will be wearing face coverings and observing social distancing so we will expect the same courtesy upon entering structures for inspections. Contractors/homeowners on site for inspections will be expected to be wearing face coverings.

If you need to speak to someone, please call 734-222-3900 or email [email protected] Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.

***We are now the enforcing agency for Sharon Township effective June 15, 2019-See "PERMIT REQUIREMENTS" for our application process***

Washtenaw County Building Inspection provides enforcement of the State Construction Code to ensure the minimum safety standards of building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems to protect residential and commercial building users.


Washtenaw County Building Inspection covers these jurisdictions:

Please call 734-222-3900 for questions and assistance with permits and inspections.

Outside of Jurisdiction

We do not cover these jurisdictions:

Please contact the local municipality for more information.