Building Inspection


The Washtenaw County Building Inspection office at 705 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please also consider using these non-contact services: 

Building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permit applications can be submitted by mail, fax (734-222-3930) or secure drop box (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor). The secure drop box is a white box in front of our office building. Please make sure to reference your property address or permit number to ensure correct payment posting.

Permit pick up can be done by calling (734-222-3900) or faxing (734-222-3930) credit card payment information. After payment processing, we will call you to notify you that your permit is available in our lobby pick-up area, which is accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor).

Certificates of occupancy (C of O) will be available after processing in our lobby pick-up area, which is accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor).

Inspections for permits issued after June 21, 2021 can be scheduled by calling the IVR at 866-458-7358. Inspections for Permits issued before June 21, 2021 can be scheduled by calling our office (734-222-3900) or you may fax the request (734-222-3930). Requested date is not guaranteed for faxed requests.

Inspection time frames will be handled as usual by calling inspection staff between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 am. Here are the inspectors’ direct phone numbers:

Lance Mitchell - Building - (734) 222-3887

Joe Flis - Electrical - (734) 222-3868

Don Ratliff - Plumbing/Mechanical - (734) 222-3898

***We are now the enforcing agency for Sharon Township effective June 15, 2019-See "PERMIT REQUIREMENTS" for our application process***

Washtenaw County Building Inspection provides enforcement of the State Construction Code to ensure the minimum safety standards of building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems to protect residential and commercial building users.

Jurisdictions

Washtenaw County Building Inspection covers these jurisdictions:

Please call 734-222-3900 for questions and assistance with permits and inspections.

Outside of Jurisdiction

We do not cover these jurisdictions:

Please contact the local municipality for more information.