The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) is the public agency that administers and enforces the Michigan State family of construction and environmental codes, which regulate the construction and alteration of buildings throughout the state.

The department has made changes to our Building Permit Application and our Plan Review Process effective July 1, 2013. DOWNLOAD
the new Building Permit Application .pdf. Navigate to the Plan Review section of our site for more information.

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Food Truck?
Visit the forms page for mobile food checklist and temporary use permit application.



2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 401
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-224-2733
TTY: 711 or 800-649-3777
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
            Monday - Friday
Ford Underground Garage

30 East Jefferson, Detroit 48226
(entrance on West Jefferson Ave.)
6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday
Daily Maximum Rate: $15

Fees, Forms & Code

Fee Schedule .pdf
To Purchase Michigan Code Books
Detroit Property Maintenance Code
Zoning Ordinance of the City of Detroit .pdf

Want to hear what's new in BSEED? Have a comment, question, compliment or complaint? Email us here.



Repeal of Pre-Sale Inspection Requirement - 11/17/14

BSEED submits USEPA Grant Proposals - 11/15/14

MI Building Code 2012

As of October 27, 2014, all project plans submitted for plan review and building permits  must comply with Michigan Building Code 2012 or Michigan Rehabilitation Building Code 2012. 

Free Building & Construction Trades Readiness Training - 9/1/2014

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