Community Include

Building Department Overview

Building Department
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-449-9902
Fax: 248-349-9244
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

Is My Property in the City of Northville?

If you are not sure whether the property you are looking up is in the City of Northville, see the Property by Street Address page.

 Building Permit Application
 Electrical Permit Application
 Plumbing Permit Application
 Mechanical Permit Application

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

Fee Schedules

 Building Permit Fee Schedule
 Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule
 Electrical Permit Fee Schedule
 Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule

Other Forms

 Front Yard Setback Worksheet

Event Calendar
News and Announcements

The City of Northville, Northville DDA, Northville Parks and Recreation Department, City of Novi, Charter Township of Northville, Hines Park (Wayne County Parks) and Maybury Park (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) collaboratively embarked on the development of a physical connection between Hines and Maybury called “The Link”.

Developing a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian wayfinding program to assist users in navigating “The Link” was paramount. An informative and visible signage system for the existing connection was developed and set a precedent for growth of a signed network in the area as routes are identified. Click here for a map and more information about “The Link”.

Election Results

Is My Property in the City of Northville?  If you are not sure whether the property you are looking up is in the City of Northville, see the Property by Street Address page. 

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.

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

Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

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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