Building Department

Contact the Building Department   Phone: 989-837-3383  Email:

Areas of Responsibility

The City of Midland Building Department often receives calls on a variety of subjects. Some are within the department's scope of services, and some are not.

A handy guide to some common questions about our community and ways to maintain its beauty, safety and integrity is the City's Neighborhood Preservation, Maintenance and Safety brochure. This easy-to-read brochure details who to call about topics such as refuse collection, barking dogs, tall grass and weeds, and off-street parking regulations, to name a few.

Some of the same topics covered in the Neighborhood brochure are included below, along with phone numbers to call to access more information.

Topics Commonly Addressed by the Building Department

The Building Department enforces many of the regulations found in the City of Midland Zoning Ordinance and Code of Ordinances. For some of the most common topics of interest that can be addressed by the Building Department, see below.

The Building Department addresses issues that pertain to properties and regulations within the city of Midland only.

Neighborhood Code Enforcement:

  • Trash, litter and debris

  • Temporary signs - such as real estate, garage sale, contractor, etc.

  • Maintenance of residential or commercial structures in the city

  • Abandoned, unlicensed, and/or inoperative vehicles and parts on private property

  • Home occupations/businesses

  • Parking on lawns

  • Parking of recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, etc.

  • General property maintenance


Rental Inspection and Certification:

All rental units in the city of Midland must be inspected and certified every two years. If you know of an uncertified rental or have concerns about a rental property, please contact the Building Department at 989-837-3383.

For more information about rental inspections and certification, click here.

Building Inspections:

The Building Department handles issues regarding construction, major renovation/repair work, and/or equipment installation within the Midland city limits. This includes structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work as well as areas affected by this type of work.

Building Demolition:

Building demolition within the city is also regulated and monitored by the Building Department.


The Building Department also monitors and regulates signage in Midland.

For questions or concerns about the above areas, call 989-837-3383.

Topics Commonly Addressed by Other City of Midland Departments

Other City of Midland departments can be contacted for information on the topics listed below. To visit the City web page on a given topic, click on the purple text links:



Dept. of Public Services - 837-6900

  • Dog barking/waste issues

City Attorney's Office - 837-3395

  • Noise

City Attorney's Office - 837-3395

  • On-street parking

Midland Police Department - 631-5716

  • Parking on the outlawn or across a sidewalk

Midland Police Department - 631-5716

Midland Fire Department - 837-3410

Dept. of Public Services - 837-6900

Engineering Department - 837-3348

Engineering Department - 837-3348

Engineering Department - 837-3348

  • Traffic concerns - clear vision, speeding, etc.

Midland Police Department - 631-5716

  • Trees and shrubs on public walkways

Dept. of Public Services - 837-6900

  • Vehicles in the street that are abandoned or inoperable

Midland Police Department - 631-5716 or 9-1-1

  • Weed and grass maintenance

Dept. of Public Services - 837-6900

Topics Commonly Addressed by Outside Agencies/Organizations

Building Department staff are often asked to field questions that can best be answered by agencies and organizations outside of the City of Midland. Listed below are some of those common topics:



  • Building inspections for Midland County areas outside of the Midland city limits

Midland County Code Authority - 837-6521

  • Drop-off locations for recyclables

Midland Volunteers for Recycling - 631-1668

Midland County Health Department - 832-6681

Midland County Animal Control - 832-6856

Midland County Health Department - 832-6679

Midland County Health Department - 832-6679

Other City Services

If your topic of interest is not listed above, you may want to look through a handy A to Z listing of City website pages that contain information on many of the services provided by the City of Midland. To access this list, click on the link below:

A to Z City Services