Building & Inspection

Andy Cannon, Code Enforcement Officer
Tom Bruursema, Building Official
Mary Ann Poel, Administrative Assistant

The Building and Inspection Division enforces the minimum standards for the protection of life, health, environment, public safety, and general welfare. The Building and Inspection division is responsible for building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plan reviews and inspections.

The following permits are reviewed and issued: Building (remodeling, additions, siding, etc.), Electrical (new service and changing of service, etc.), Mechanical (furnace, A/C units, etc.), and Plumbing (new bathrooms, new fixtures, repiping, etc.) Please contact the Department at 616-842-3460 for additional information and fees.

Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide

Rental Housing Program
Pursuant to City Code of Ordinance Chapter 9 (Sections 201-204) all rental property and units thereof must be registered on an annual basis.

Short Term Rental Eligibility Map
This map provides a general overview of properties in the city that can be short term rented.  Please contact Jennifer Howland with specific property inquiries (616) 935-3276.

Forms & Permit Applications

Forms and permit applications are available on the forms and permits page. Please download pdf file, print, complete, and return to the Community Development Department.

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