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Building Department:

The City of DeWitt contracts with DeWitt Township for providing building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspections for construction in the City.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To call for an Inspection/Permit Inquiries/Contractor Questions: 517-668-0278 Inspections & other services are performed five days a week.  To fax permit: 517-669-8211

Construction Codes In Effect In The City of DeWitt:

  • 2015 Michigan Uniform Energy Code Rules- Effective February 8, 2016
  • 2012 Michigan Building Code - Effective October 9, 2014
  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code - Effective February 8, 2016
  • 2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings - Effective October 9, 2014
  • 2012 Michigan Plumbing Code - Effective January 17, 2014
  • 2012 Michigan Mechanical Code - Effective September 27, 2013
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code - Effective October 21, 2010
  • 2014 National Electrical Code Including Part 8 of the 2014 MEC - Effective June 18,2015
  • 2012 International Fire Code

BUILDING PERMITS

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

PROJECT SPECIFICATION SHEET

BUILDING PERMIT - RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL

TYPICAL WALL SECTION

DECK SPECIFICATION SHEET

POLE BUILDING SECTION

INSPECTION & MISS DIG REQUIREMENTS

PLOT OR SITE PLAN

RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION

ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION

TRADE PERMITS:
ELECTRICAL

MECHANICAL-RESIDENTIAL

MECHANICAL-COMMERCIAL

PLUMBING

 

Building and/or Trade Permits are required for the following:

  • Construction or alteration of any structure 
  • Construction of an addition
  • Demolition or moving of a structure
  • Installation or alteration of any electrical, mechanical or plumbing equipment.
  • Roofs; Siding, Windows, and Deck Repair (no charge for residential if no structural work needed)
  • Swimming pools capable of holding water over 24 inches (in-ground & above ground).
Zoning Permits (typically no charge) are required for any work that does not require a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit such as: 
  • Driveways with or without turn around pads
  • Fences
  • Sheds under 200 square feet
  • Swimming pools capable of holding water up to 24 inches.



Swimming Pools & Fences 
Any pool over 24 inches in depth requires a barrier. A barrier is defined as a fence, wall, building wall, or combination thereof which completely surrounds the pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool.

If the barrier is a fence:  A fence shall be 48 inches above grade. Maximum vertical clearance between grade and bottom of the fence shall be 2 inches. Openings in the fence shall not be climbable. Only vertical members or chain link mesh shall be 2.25 inches unless slats are woven into the chain link.

The fence shall have a self-latching or self-closing gate with the release mechanism being 54 inches from the bottom of the gate or in the alternative, be placed on the pool side of the gate-3 inches from the top.