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Planning and Building

Phone : (734)-699-8913
Inspection Line: (734)-699-6564
Fax : (734)-699-8958


Director of Public Services: Matthew Best
Director of Planning and Economic Development: Ronald Akers
Account Clerk: Tina Grishaber
Account Clerk: Anna Halstead
Account Clerk: Laura McGuire
Building/Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector: Judy Fields

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Online Assessment, Property Tax and Permit Data

To be notified in advance of all Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings, contact the Planning and Economic Development Director, Ron Akers, at (734) 699-8913 or

View the 2018 Planning Commision Annual Report

Public Participation Plan
Base Master Plan
Guide To Development
South Side Master Plan Full Document with Maps
South Side Master Plan without Maps
South Side Master Plan – Chapters Only
South Side Master Plan – Maps Only

Planning and Zoning
BZA Application
Future Land Use Map
Planning & Zoning Application
Temporary Land Use / Special Event Application
Official Zoning Map
Adopted Zoning Ordinance
VBT Master Plan Survey Results

Permits and Inspections
Building Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Authorization Form
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Shed Authorization Form
Shoreline Permits
Sign Permit Application

>Building Fees 2019
>Electrical Fees 2019
>Mechanical Fees 2019
>Planning Fees 2019
>Plumbing Fees 2019

CDBG Information
Code of Ordinances
Contractor Tips
General Ordinances