Contact the Building Department Phone: 989-837-3383 Email: email@example.com
Permit Application Information and Forms
Various building permits can be downloaded from this website (see links below), or hard
copies may be requested from the City of Midland Building Department.
Contractor Registration Form
Contractors must be registered with the City Building Department
before any permits will be granted to them. A Contractor Registration
Form (click below) must be filled out and submitted along with $15
to cover the annual fee. Please include a copy of your contractor license.
Additional Information Required
Types of Permits
SPECIAL NOTE: Because
no two building projects are exactly the same, it is recommended that you
contact the Building Department (989-837-3383) prior to filling out any
application forms to confirm which permits are needed for your particular
Double-click on the permit name below to access the appropriate form.
When You Need This Permit:
Building permits are required for work
on buildings or parts of structures such as roofs, siding, new windows,
additions, remodeling projects, new homes, porches, swimming pools (above-ground and in-ground), garages, and all other areas not covered by other
permits. This form is also used for building demolition projects and projects
requiring a zoning compliance permit.
Building Permit Fees: Fees for building permits are primarily
based the value of the project for which the permit is sought. There are other
fees associated with building permits; these are listed in the PDF files below:
When You Need This Permit: Electrical permits are required
for all new electrical wiring and additions to existing systems.
Electrical permits are not
required for minor repair work. Under the Michigan Electrical Administrative
Act of 1956, 338.8891, Definitions Sec. 1 (9), "minor repair work" means
electrical wiring not in excess of a valuation of $100.
When You Need This Permit: Most plumbing work on construction
projects - no matter the size or scale - requires a permit.
When You Need This Permit: Mechanical work on construction projects
- no matter the size or scale -
requires a permit, with some exceptions. Click here for a list of
projects not requiring a mechanical permit.
When You Need This Permit: Before undertaking an earth change within the city involving one (1) or more
acres of land or within 500 feet of any lake or stream, a SESC
permit must be obtained.
Click here for more details on SESC.
When You Need This Permit: All residential or commercial
fences require a fence permit. A site plan that complies with the City's
Zoning Ordinance on fences is also
There are no fees for fence
When You Need This Permit: All mobile home trailer installations in mobile home parks
An electrical permit for the service connection; and
a mobile home installation permit for inspection of all other connections.
In addition, a building permit is needed if there is a porch/addition or storage
building added to the property, or if the mobile home unit comes in sections
and has to be connected on site.
Manufactured or pre-manufactured
homes on city lots must comply with Section 3.05 of the
Grading permits require a site plan showing what the project entails.
Such projects may also
Refer to Article 3, Section 3.11 of the City's
Zoning Ordinance on grading for
more information on this subject.
When You Need This Permit: Zoning compliance permits are required for
residential storage sheds under 200 square feet in size or for commercial
storage sheds under 120 square feet in size. A site plan and a building diagram must accompany these types of projects.
Zoning compliance permits are also required for projects with a grading element;
information on zoning compliance permits can be found in Article 31, Section 31.06 of the
There is a $20 fee for zoning compliance permits.
When You Need This Permit: Permits are required for all new signs installed in the
city of Midland. Re-facing or repairing of existing signs do not require a
permit. The use of banners and other temporary signage require a permit.
Limits on size, type, and location of signs are determined by the zoning of
individual property parcels.
Please check the
zoning ordinance on signs or contact the Building Department for further
*Adobe Reader software is required to use these interactive
online PDF forms. Click on the icon below to download a free copy of Reader.