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Step 1:    Step-By-Step Instructions for completing the Boiler Permit Application are available under the Step-By-Step located on the Boilers Home Page. This document is intended to assist the applicant in properly completing the Boiler Application form to ensure that it is approved in a timely manner.

Boiler Permit applications may also be obtained by visiting the City of Detroit, Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department, Boiler Division (Room 408) at Two Woodward Avenue, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, MI 48226 between the hours of 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Step 2:    Only a licensed boiler contractor/inspector, registered with the City of Detroit can pull a boiler permit. If applicant is not registered with the City of Detroit, applicant must follow the process of registering with the City of Detroit before applying for a boiler permit.

If applicant does not have a valid Boiler Contractor's license, applicant must go through the process of obtaining it from the state of Michigan. Only Boiler Contractor's licenses issued by the State of Michigan are accepted.

All fields on the application must be completed, except where noted.

Supporting documentation required:
(1) State of Michigan Boiler Contractor License and
(2) Current identification (driver's license, state photo ID or passport) and
(3) Drawings of proposed permit, if not identified in the Description of Permit section of the application.

Step 3: 
   Submit application to License & Permit (L & P) Division with proper documentation and fees (in person or by mail) to:

Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department
4th Floor Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Two Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Fees: Refer to fees on the back of the application.

Payment methods: Fees may be paid using cash, money orders, cashier's checks, or credit cards (Mastercard, Visa or Discover only). Make checks (starter checks are not accepted) payable to Treasury City of Detroit.

Step 4:    Boiler Permit applications are approved by the License & Permits Division. Note: If there is a discrepancy, L&P will request that the Boiler Division supervisor approve.

If the application is submitted in person, the applicant is directed to the License & Permit (L & P) Division's Cashier to pay applicable fees and receive the permit. If the application is submitted by mail and approved, the application and payment is forwarded to the L & P Cashier for final processing.

Boiler Permit applications that are submitted in person are processed on the same day. Applications that are submitted by mail are processed within 5 to 10 business days, and the permit is mailed to the applicant.

Step 5:    Permit is issued to applicant.