Construction Code

Due to the executive order by the Governor, we will not be performing inspections until the order is lifted unless they are deemed an emergency by our department head.  As a result, no new permits will be issued until we are able to perform these duties.  Payments will be accepted on bills for prior work performed and a certificate of occupancy can be issued if all final inspections have taken place and been approved prior to 3/25/20.  

The Grand Traverse County Building Department is responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people who visit and live in Grand Traverse County by regulating the construction of our built environment to ensure compliance with construction codes, ordinances and related rules and regulations.

Today’s Inspection Schedule

**If your job site is inaccessible due to snow the inspection will not take place**

Updated each weekday between 9:30 & 10:00 a.m.

Week of March 23rd

Estimated wait for Plan Review:  2 weeks

We are using the 2015 Michigan Building Code, 2015 Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings, 2015 Michigan Energy Code, 2015 Michigan Residential Code, 2017 Michigan Electrical Code, 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code, 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code. 

Please note: Please use (231) 995-6044 to reach both Building AND Trade divisions.  Phone number (231) 995-6049 has been retired.  Thank you!


Electrical Update

We’ve updated our Electrical Permit Application to include data / telecommunication outlets.  Please use the new form which can be found under Applications & Forms.