November 19, 2019          Login  
 
 
 
Home
 
 
 
Elected Officials
 
 
 
City Departments
 
 
 
City Services
 
 
 
Online Services
 
 
 
City News
 
 
 
Our Community
 
 
 
Minutes & Agendas
 
 
City DepartmentsBuilding Permits & Fees   
http://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
  • 2015 Michigan Building Code - Effective April 20, 2017
  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code - Effective February 8, 2016
  • 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings - Effective December 13, 2016
  • 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code - Effective April 20, 2017
  • 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code - Effective April 12, 2017
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code - Effective April 20, 2017
  • 2014 National Electrical Code including Part 8 of the 2014 MEC - Effective June 18,2015
  • 2015 International Fire Code- Effective April 20, 2015

BUILDING PERMITS

BUILDING FEES

TEAR-OFF/RE-ROOF SIDING/WINDOW PERMITS

NEW CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION PACKET

DECK APPLICATION PACKET

INTERIOR REMODEL APPLICATION PACKET

ADDITION APPLICATION PACKET

ACCESSORY STRUCTURE APPLICATION PACKET (Over 200 sq. ft.)

RIGHT OF WAY

SEWER

ZONING

ZONING APPROVAL FOR SIGN INSTALLATION


TRADE PERMITS:

COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL PERMIT & FEES

ELECTRICAL PERMIT & FEES

PLUMBING PERMIT & FEES

MECHANICAL RESIDENTIAL PERMIT & FEES



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.
  • 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.