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Process Steps- Plumbing Permit Application

Step 1:    Step-By-Step Instructions for completing the Plumbing Permit Application are available online by visiting the City of Detroit website (under the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental). The step-by-step instructions are intended to assist the applicant in properly completing the Plumbing Permit Application form. It is important that the instructions are followed closely to ensure that the application is processed in a timely manner.

Step 2:    Applications are available online (for printing purposes only) at www.detroitmi.gov or by visiting the City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (Room 402) at Two Woodward Avenue, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, MI 48226 between the hours of 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. Complete all required information on the application.

Plumbing Permit application. .pdf

Step 3:    Applicant has the option of submitting the application in person or by mail.

If in person: The applicant must present the completed application, a current state of Michigan contractor's license, a current state of Michigan Master Plumber's license, and all applicable fees.

If by mail: The applicant must submit the completed application, a copy of a current state of Michigan contractor's license, a copy of a current state of Michigan Master Plumber's license, and all applicable fees.

Step 4:  
 A resource from Licenses and Permits (L&P) verifies the applicant's information.

If the L&P resource verifies and approves the application, a permit number is given to the applicant.

If the L&P resource finds issues with the application that cannot be resolved without the assistance of a Plumbing Inspector, the application is forwarded to the Plumbing Division (Room 408) for further review.
If the Plumbing Inspector reviews and verifies the information on the application as accurate, then the application is approved with the Plumbing Inspector's signature. The application is forwarded to the L&P Trade counter (Room 402).

The L&P resource verifies the Plumbing Inspector's signature and gives a permit number to the applicant.

Step 5:    Applicant reports to the L&P Cashier station to submit the permit number and pay applicable fees.

Fees can be paid utilizing the following payment methods:
Cash, Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check and Credit Card (Discover, Visa, and Master Card)

Note: Starter checks are not accepted. Personal checks are not accepted, if the applicant has received a notification from BSEE, that prohibits acceptance of a personal check.

Applicants who submit payment in person, are issued a paid receipt and Plumbing Permit that same day.

Applicants who submit payment by mail, must allow 5-10 business days for processing. A paid receipt and Plumbing Permit is mailed to the applicant.