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.


On August 20, 2013, Governor Snyder announced that Detroit will receive $52.2 million of the total sum of Hardest Hit Funds from the United States Department of Treasury for demolition of residential structures in Michigan. The Hardest Hit Fund demolition program is intended to stabilize lower-vacancy neighborhoods and requires public ownership of the structure before it is demolished. More information on our demolition funding page.


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


Related Links
Fee Schedule.pdf

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