Community Include

Building Department Overview

Building Department
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-449-9902
Fax: 248-449-9960
Monday - Friday,
8:00am - 4:30pm

The purpose of the Building Department is to issue permits; license, monitor, inspect; and enforce building, zoning, signage codes, state barrier free codes, state construction codes, City Code of Ordinances, and historic district requirements for all construction, renovations, and additions to commercial, industrial, and residential property within the City. In addition, all electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling inspections are performed by two part time independent contractors, under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Building Official. This department is also responsible for retaining, reviewing, and storage of the required site plans and construction documentation.

In addition, record keeping and agendas for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic District Commission are prepared by the department’s personnel.

General Applications

Visit the Forms and Permits page for additional applications not listed below.

 Building Permit and Plan Application  
 Building Permit Fee Schedule
 Plumbing Permit Application  
 Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule
 Electrical Permit Application  
 Electrical Permit Fee Schedule
 Mechanical Permit Application  
 Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule


Event Calendar
9/24/14 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
9/27/14 19th Annual Fishing Derby
10/1/14 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting - CANCELLED
10/6/14 Beautification Commission Meeting
10/6/14 City Council Meeting
News and Announcements

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.


As of 9/1/14 the City of Northville does not accept passport applications. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at for a list of passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Online Payments Now Accepted for Utility Bills and Taxes - More Info

Election Results - August 5, 2014 - More Info

Master Plan Update Process
The Northville Planning Commission is currently updating the Master Plan - More Info

7 Mile & Center Construction - More Info

Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court Moves to New One-Step Jury Duty Notification
Press Release
Video PSA
YouTube PSA

New Precinct 1 Voting Location
Precinct 1 now votes at the Community Center located at 303 W. Main Street  - More Info

eBill for Utility Billing
Bills by email are now available to all utility billing customers.
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Automatic Payment (ACH) for Taxes & Utility Billing
The City offers Automatic Payment for Utility Billing.
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The City offers Automatic Payment for Taxes.
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