Building & Structural Safety

Front Lobby

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: 

  • Compliance with Zoning Laws
  • Electrical
  • Housing
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Plumbing

From residential construction projects, like decks and new homes, to large commercial projects all start with the Building Department's permitting process.  The Building Department is always happy to answer any questions you might have in order to help you navigate building codes and provide a safe and healthy structure in an efficient manner.

For homeowners, the Building Department also has information sheets available to guide you through practically any project in your house.

We will endeavor to provide professional services to our customers that will encourage the selection of Inkster as the preferred location to live, work, and invest - while striving to preserve and promote the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and a diverse vitality in our business community.

Permit Applications

Permit applications are located in the Forms and Permits section of our website.

Homeowner Permits
Michigan state law allows homeowners to obtain permits to work on their own homes. It is against the law for contractors to perform work under permits obtained by homeowners.

Code Enforcement Division
Working under the direction of the Community Development Director, The Inkster Code Enforcement Division is charged with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the community through enforcement of the Inkster City Ordinance. Working in conjunction with building and code officials, the ordinance officers enforce property maintenance codes as well as the Dangerous Buildings Ordinance and elements of the Michigan Building Codes.

New Building Department Fees
View the new building department fees of Inkster.