Building Inspection


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Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020 our office will be open by appointment only, from 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm, Monday through Friday. 

Building permits or other specific issues can be submitted or handled by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm.

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 can be scheduled using the automated phone system (734-222-3720), fax (734-222-3930) or calling our office (734-222-3900).

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:

John Hamlin - Building - (734) 222-6814

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 or schedule an appointment, 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.

Inspection Requests

Call 734-222-3720 to request an inspection. Automated system available 24 hours a day so you can schedule inspections and check inspection results when it's convenient for you!


Visit our eConnect website for permits.