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 Marshal 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 Verification and process Zoning Variance requests.

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Head Engineer: Daljit Benipal
Phone: (313) 224-0297
Email: [email protected]

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