Contact the Building Department Phone: 989-837-3383 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who May Apply for Permits
Homeowners who intend to work on their own home
or a separate structure on their residential property (such as a garage, shed, or
accessory building) may apply for permits if the work is to be done to a single
family home. Homeowners may take out electrical,
mechanical, and plumbing permits only for the home in which they reside.
Homeowners must do the work; they cannot pull permits and have someone else do
All such projects in rental homes, empty houses about to be sold, homes in which
relatives live, etc. require that a contractor licensed with
the City of Midland and State of Michigan in the appropriate field apply for the permit and do the work
once the permit has been received. However, if a property owner is licensed as
either an electrical, mechanical, or plumbing contractor, he or she may take out
a permit in that field on any of his/her properties.
Regardless of where a property owner resides, he/she may apply for other
permits that do not require
plumbing, mechanical, or electrical expertise
and licensing, such as those for
siding, reroofing, signage, window replacements, etc.
Whoever performs the work on a home
project must meet all applicable State and local codes and regulations for that
project. In addition, the person who applies for any City of Midland-issued
permit is responsible for the work completed on the project for which the permit
Anyone can apply for a commercial project permit, as long as plans are
prepared and sealed by a State-licensed engineer or architect.