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 - The City of Westland requires a Certificate of Occupancy for residential dwellings.
Opening a Business:
Opening a Business - The City of Westland requires businesses to have a Certificate of Occupancy (Zoning Compliance) before opening a new business. The Zoning Compliance assures compliance with city zoning requirements. An Application for Zoning Certificateand $180.00 processing fee must be submitted to the building department to start the inspection process to obtain a valid Certificate of Occupancy. The property will be inspected by five different inspectors. You must get approval from the fire department, mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspectors and then a final from the building inspector. Once you have all five approvals then a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued allowing you to move into the property and open your business.
Rental Properties must be registered and inspected every three years.
History Information - Click hereto view tax billing, payment, building permit, and assessment history information for parcel or address.
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 2014 edition.
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