Permits, Forms and Applications

Permits are required for construction activities on properties within the city.  These applications are used to reduce potential hazards and unsafe construction practices.  Please contact the Department of Community Development to learn more about these services at 269-329-4466.

Track your permit by going to Access-my-gov  on the left side bar click on Building Department Search and locate by address, parcel etc.  Payments can also be paid under Building Department payments.

FAQ's for Permits Forms & Applications

Residential Projects

Projects are listed below with sample sketches. All drawings and sketches are required for submittal.  All plans if applicable must be attached prior to submitting for review.  

For additional information please read our brochure on How to Obtain a Residential Building Application.

Trade Permits

Applications for residential projects may require trade permits.  Please complete and submit any necessary applications for your project.  Once your application is submitted please allow our staff time to process your application.  Payments can be made online after the permit is processed by our staff.  To make an online payment click on the green online payment button above. 

Residential Building Brochures

Informational brochures are provided below.

Commercial Projects