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Building Department

About the Building Department

The Building Department administers all building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and property maintenance codes, both state and federal. The division is also responsible for administering a wide variety of township ordinances, i.e., sign, noise, blight, rental registration, rental inspection, and sewer.  Staff conducts inspections and also serves as support staff for the Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Property Maintenance, and Sign Boards of Appeal. In addition, the staff will review, analyze, and process building plan reviews and issue permits as allowed, as well as assisting architects, engineers, code officials, and homeowners with construction-related questions.


Do I need a permit for that?

What this short video which addresses the most common type of residential projects that require a building permit.  For more information on permitting, code or projects click here.

The Building Department Oversees:

  • Civil Infractions
  • Current Codes
  • Rental Property Registration
  • Residential Building Information and Safety
  • Sign Board of Appeals

Contact the Department

7710 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI, 48917
Ph. (517) 323-8530
Fax. (517) 323-8599

Ted Droste, MMAO

Building/Assessing Director

Building Department Staff

Kelsey Smith – Department Assistant
Kelly Figueiredo – Code Enforcement Officer
Rick Kinsman – Electrical/Code Inspector
David Williams – Electrical Inspector
Matt Leach – Building Inspector
Nate Foltz – Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector

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