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Welcome to the City of Birmingham Building Department

We have revised our permit application and inspection process in response to the recent COVID-19 Epidemic.  
Please take a moment to visit the links below to review our new protocol.
The Building Department is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of City and State codes as they relate to the construction, remodeling, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings and structures located within the City of Birmingham.

The purpose of such codes is to provide minimum standards to safeguard public safety, property and welfare by regulating and controlling the numerous factors involved with development. To ensure that construction work complies with applicable codes, the City requires comprehensive plans for most types of projects and inspections are conducted at periodic stages of the work.

The Building Department staff strives to provide quick and accurate construction project plan review and permit issuance services, and we will do everything possible to assist you in processing your application.   Although the staff does not provide design services, the City provides technical handouts and will interpret codes to assist you in obtaining approval and permits for your project.

We are now accepting permit applications online at BS&A Online. You can also visit our Permits and Applications page for printable applications, instructions for our online module and links to our online applications at http://bhamgov.org/buildingpermitsandapplications

For information on BS&A Online Inspection Request Site, please visit the 'Inspection Requests' section. To access our instructional guide for setting up your online account, click here.

The Building Department is located in the Community Development Department #223 on the second floor of the City Hall Building at 151 Martin Street, Birmingham, MI 48009.

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Code Enforcement:

Inspection Requests:
Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
Building Department Bruce Johnson Building Official bjohnson@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1842
Building Department Mike Morad Assistant Building Official mmorad@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1853
Building Department Jeff Zielke Assistant Building Official/Plan Reviewer jzielke@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1849
Building Department Andrew Erickson Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer aerickson@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1854
Building Department Ed Rosett Electrical Inspector erosett@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1858
Building Department Talait Warsi Mechanical Inspector (248) 530-1850
Building Department Jim Richards Plumbing Inspector (248) 530-1850