The Building Department is dedicated to safeguarding health, property and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance of all properties, buildings and structures defined by the City's Code of Ordinances. The department accomplishes this through educating and assisting citizens through team work, expertise, and communication in an ethical and professional manner.

Building Department Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except designated holidays)


Midland City Hall
333 W. Ellsworth St.
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-837-3383

Building Permits

The Building Department administers building permits for property within the city of Midland. To read more on who can apply for permits, how to obtain a contractor registration form (required before any permits can be granted), and for more information on permitting process, click here.

Permit applications can be accessed by clicking on these links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to common Building Department questions.

All About The Department

Guides for Your Building Project  Brochures/flyers accessory building structures, community event signs, deck requirements, emergency escape & rescue openings, rental inspection checklist, roofing with shingles & shakes, recreational fires, signs, walls & fences, and more.

Rental Housing

Rummage / Yard Sale Signage Regulations

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control