BThompson 
Director of Building, Planning and Sustainability
Bruce Thompson, AICP
Address: 36300 Warren
Westland, MI 48185 734.467.3210
Phone: 734.467.3210
Fax: 734.422.1218
Inspections:734.467.3210
Hours:9:00am-5:00pm
Monday through Friday
                                                                                                                                            


WELCOME TO

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT

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, 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 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 Certificate and $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:

  • 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 Ordinancesfor the City of Westland.

 

Nationally recognized standards for enforcement have been adopted by the City: Michigan Building Code and Michigan Residential Code, 2009 edition.

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