The Construction Division is responsible for performing inspections of construction activities in order to ensure construction projects meet approved plans, and are in compliance with building codes and standards. The six Trade teams are Boilers, Buildings, Electrical, Elevators, Mechanical, and Plumbing.

The Construction  Division also inspects private demolition work, installation of signs and awnings, and processes insurance escrow accounts for fire repair. The construction Division investigates complaints related to construction activities, permits and issues certificates of acceptance and also certificates of occupancy on new construction projects and developments.

General Customer Services : (313) 224-3202
Construction Division Email: BSEED-Construction@detroitmi.gov
Trade Licensing & Testing:  Engineering /Boiler(313) 224-3184 -or- Elevators (313)224-9401
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coleman A.Young Municipal Center , Suite 408

Chief of Construction Inspections: Glenn A. Davis
Phone: (313) 224-9102
Email: davisgl@detroitmi.gov

Deputy Chief of Construction Inspections: Robert DeBerardino
Phone: (313) 628-2457
Email: DeberardinoR@detroitmi.gov

Office Management Assistant : Glenn Kersey
Phone: (313) 224-3201
Email: KerseyG@detroitm.gov

Fire Escrow:Casandra Edmonds (313) 628-2425 or Doug Glavac (313) 628-2660

Trade Inspection Supervisors:

Boilers   Courtney Jackson    JacksonCo@detroitmi.gov    (313) 628-2425
Buildings   Randy Hargraves    HargavesR@detroitmi.gov    (313) 628-2458
Electrical   Vincent Cooley    CooleyV@detroitmi.gov    (313) 224-3130
Elevators   Kurt Johnson    KurtJ@detroitmi.gov    (313) 224-9401
Mechanical   Eddie Smith    SmithEd@detroitmi.gov    (313) 224-3189
Plumbing   Rogers Straughter   StraughterR@detroitmi.gov    (313) 224-3157

Construction FAQs
Construction Online
Construction Fees
Request for Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) Form
How to Obtain a Certificate of Occupancy

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