The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department offers various types of inspections. Most inspections must be scheduled over the phone or by printing the inspection request form from the website, completing the form, and returning the form as instructed to the department.

Boiler Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313)628-2433 or (313)224-3210. Inspections will be performed within 48 Hours.

Building Inspection request for New Construction or Additions must be scheduled by phone at(313) 224-3202 or in person in Room 408 and will be inspected within 48 hours. If call is made by 2:00PM, the inspection will be performed the next business day (exclude holidays, weekends and Furlough Days).

Building Inspection request for Commercial/Residential Properties
must be scheduled by phone at (313) 628-2451 or in person in Room 408 and will be inspected within 48 hours. If call is made by 2:00PM, the inspection will be performed the next business day (exclude holidays, weekends and Furlough Days).

Electrical Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313) 224-3228 or (313) 628-2661 or in person in Room 408. If call is made by 2:00PM, the inspection will be performed the next day, otherwise its within 48 hours. Customers should have their permit and case number with them to request the inspection.

Elevator Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313) 224-9401 and will be inspected within 48 Hours or by visiting the Elevator Division in Room 408. Customers should have their permit or case number with them to request the inspection. Customer should call between the hours of 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Inspections will be scheduled within 24-48 hours depending on the availability of the inspector in your district.

Fire Alarm Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313) 224-3240 or (313) 628-2458.
   
Click here for pertinent information regarding requesting a Mechanical Inspection.
   
Plumbing Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313) 224-3202 and will be inspected within 48 hours. For hazardous/emergency installations every effort will be made to provide inspections the same day if called before 9:00AM.

Pre-Sale Inspection request must be scheduled by phone at (313) 224-3121 or (313) 224-3122 or by visiting the BSE&ED website to make your request online. Inspections are performed within 72 hours.

Important Note:
Inspections are not conducted on the weekends or on City of Detroit identified holidays. Please be mindful of this when you are scheduling your inspections.

Location

2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 412
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313.224.2733
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
             Monday - Friday