Building Services

Terry Novak
Deputy Director Building and Housing Services 

Phone: 329-4467
Email: Novakt@portagemi.gov
24-Hour Inspection Hotline: (269) 329-4466
 
The Building and Housing Services staff assists residents and businesses in fulfilling the State of Michigan Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Barrier-free construction codes.  These construction codes are intended to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Project plan review, permit issuance, progress inspections and the issuance of final certificates of occupancy occur with various construction projects. Building Services staff also serves as the liaison to the Construction Board of Appeals.
 
This division administers the technical aspects of housing improvement programs funded by federal and state grants.  Finally, Building and Housing Services oversees building management activities for City Hall.