The Plan Review Division is responsible for ensuring that developments or building projects comply with the City of Detroit adopted Ordinances and Codes. The staff performs review of the permit application and plans for the proposed projects. This involves the verification of compliance to City of Detroit Zoning Ordinance, Michigan Building Code, Michigan Residential Code, Michigan Rehabilitation Code, Michigan Electrical Code, Michigan Mechanical Code, Michigan Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code, City Elevator Code and Boiler Code. 

The division also coordinates the plan reviews with various other City Departments and Agencies such as Health, Water & Sewerage, City Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Planning & Development, City Planning Commission and Fire Marshall for their reviews and approvals, thus making sure that other pertinent codes and ordinances are followed in the design and execution of the project. 

The division reviews and approves Building Permits, Demolition Permits, Sign Permits, Awning Permits, Canopy Permits, Home Owner Electrical, Home Owner Mechanical, and Home Owner Plumbing Permits. They also perform Site Plan Reviews, Compatibility Studies, Zoning Verifications and process Zoning Variance requests.


2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 409
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-224-3233
Fax:  313-224-1467
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
              Monday - Friday

Head Engineer: Daljit Benipal
Phone: 313-224-0297
NOTICE - Friday, August 08, 2014
Building Code Change Effective October 9, 2014

All project plans submitted after October 9, 2014 must comply with Michigan Building Code 2012 or Michigan Rehabilitation Building Code 2012.

Projects submitted after October 9, 2014 that comply with Michigan Building Code 2009 or Michigan Rehabilitation Code 2009 will not be accepted