Permits & Inspections

Any inspections schedule within an occupied home are temporarily being suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently only conducting inspections on new homes and buildings that are unoccupied, where the inspector is by themselves. We will be notifying permit holders of this temporary arrangement.

Submitting Permits

Electrical, plumbing, mechanical and roofing permits can be completed and submitted on-line by homeowners and licensed contractors. Permits can also be mailed into the Office of Building but can NOT be faxed in for processing.

The following permits cannot be obtained online: a building permit to perform any structural changes, i.e. decks, sheds, additions, pools, etc. A review has to be conducted on these types of new construction projects therefore they CANNOT be obtained online.

At this time all other forms & permits must be printed and submitted to:

City of Sterling Heights
Office of Building
40555 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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  1. Permit Applications
  2. Online Permits 
  3. Schedule Inspections
  4. How-to Brochures

All  Permit Applications