Due to the Extreme Heat over the upcoming week, the City of Westland has opened an emergency cooling center for residents. Cooling Center hours and location.

Westland City Hall, City Parks and the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center are open for our residents. Online services and the City drop boxes are still available for residents to use.  The two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily.  The Senior Friendship Center will continue to be closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.

Director of Building and Sustainability
Address: 36300 Warren
Westland, MI 48185 734.467.3210
Phone: 734.467.3210
Fax: 734.422.1218
Monday through Friday



The Building Department is responsible for the administration of all laws, ordinances, and regulations concerning the construction, maintenance and safety of all buildings and equipment including electrical, plumbing, housing, and mechanical trades, and compliance with zoning laws. Permits are required for all alterations and new construction.


NEW at the Building Department:

Pay for your Building Fees with Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express On-Line by using the ON-LINE SERVICES at the top of this page.

The City Council recently adopted a new Temporary Sign Ordinance to allow Westland businesses the ability to advertise grand openings and special events.  A permit may be issued at the counter one an building permit application and drawings or pictures of the proposed signs and their location.



Home Resale Program:

  • Home Resale Program - The City of Westland requires a Certificate of Occupancy for residential dwellings.


Opening a Business:

  • Opening a Business - The City of Westland requires new businesses to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to opening to the public. This will assure that the business is in compliance with local zoning ordinances and Michigan Uniform Building Codes. An Application for a Re-Occupancy Permit and a $180.00 processing fee must be submitted to the Building Department prior to inspections. The property will be inspected by a Fire Department Inspector as well as a certified Building Inspector. The Building Inspector will determine what, if any, permits will be needed based on required safety updates and/or proposed renovations. Upon completion of all inspections, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued to the new business.


Rental Properties:

  • Rental Properties must be registered and inspected every three years. 


History Information:

  • History Information Click here to view tax billing, payment, building permit, and assessment history information for parcel or address.


City Ordinances- The Neighborhood Services Department is now responsible for enforcement of City Ordinances in the areas of noxious weeds, non-conforming signs, removal and prevention of blight, and property maintenance. To report a city ordinance complaint, call (734) 713-3733 or go visit the Neighborhood Services Department page on this site.
Written warnings are issued to property owners in violation of City Ordinances. If the problem is not corrected, a ticket may be issued and the violator is required to appear in District Court. Click here for the full Municipal Code of Ordinances for the City of Westland.


Nationally recognized standards for enforcement have been adopted by the City: Michigan Building Code, Michigan Energy Code, Michigan Residential Code, Michigan Mechanical Code and Michigan Plumbing Code 2015 editions and Michigan Electrical Code 2017 edition.

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