Electronic Plan Review (ePlans) for Building Permits goes live 10/2/2017!

As part of our commitment to innovation and customer service, to provide a more transparent and efficient Plan Review process, The City of Detroit Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) has launched City of Detroit “ePLANS” for all Conditional Use Hearings, Building Permits, requiring plan review and/or Site Plan Review Applications as part of a major effort to overhaul its permitting operation.

Applicants will be able to submit their plans electronically and check the status of plan reviews from anywhere in the world through the BSEED ePLANS web portal. Applicants will have the option of submitting plans for review via ePLANS or through traditional hard-copy blueprints helping to streamline the permitting process and reduce review times.

Getting Started with City Of Detroit ePLANS

“One of BSEED’s goals is to implement technologies that will have long-term economic and social value. ProjectDox is a key component of our strategic plan to improve customer service and the development review processes.”

“The great benefit of this system is it allows for concurrent reviews. Reducing Plan Review turn-a-round time.”


Food Service Establishments

All food service establishments (i.e. restaurants, schools, stadiums, casinos and bars) in Detroit must be licensed.

  • Renew or Apply for a Food Safety License
  • Food Establishments
  • Temporary Events
  • Mobile Food Businesses

  Food Safety Information

Blight Clearance Required for Permits

A Department of Administrative Hearings (DAH)-issued “Blight Clearance” is now required by City Law in order to apply for a city permit, certificate or variance issued by Department of Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental (BSEED).