ATTN Berkley Residents/Businesses:
Due to the rising COVID-19 case numbers and the small capacity of our building, City Hall will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, November 17. Services will still be operational as staff will continue to be working as they have done since the beginning of the shutdown.
Accessing many of our City Hall services CAN BE DONE via phone, email, through a dropbox submission, or US mail.
For the Community Development Department, our services can be accessed in the following ways:
For Any Building/Planning, Permitting, Licensing, and Zoning Related Activities:
- Email Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call Community Development at 248-658-3320.
- Utilize the City Hall dropbox located on the East side of City Hall to the right of the entrance door.
- Return by US mail (City of Berkley Community Development; 3338 Coolidge Hwy Berkley, MI 48072).
- A Note About Payments: Please visit our Finance/Treasury page to learn more about how payments will be accepted.
All inspectors will continue site inspections on their scheduled date.
Inspector’s schedules are as follows:
Building – Monday thru Friday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Electrical – Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mechanical – Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Plumbing – Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
All inspection requests must be sent to email@example.com. This is the best method to ensure your inspection has been scheduled.
All inspections must be emailed by 3:00 pm to be included on the following day's inspection schedule.
For Details Regarding Our Construction or Permit Process
About Community Development
Location: City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072
Community Development administers the city’s land use ordinances, laws, and policies as well as the Master Plan. The department works with residents and businesses to complete building expansions and improvements. It also implements local, state, and federal policies and laws when facilitating new developments in the city.
The Community Development Director plays an important role in implementing the appropriate measures to maintain the character and charm of city neighborhoods. This includes, but is not limited to, responding to requests for rezoning and special land use, reviewing business licenses, sign permits, and coordinating the activities of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Code Enforcement Division ensures that residential and commercial properties are maintained in compliance with city and state ordinances. Code Enforcement Officers patrol the city and respond to concerns on a variety of topics such as vermin control, junk, and debris on city rights of way and other matters that violate local ordinances. They also conduct building inspections and plan reviews to ensure compliance with fire codes.
In December 2018, the Planning Commission adopted a Public Participation Plan that will serve as a guide to gathering information from residents and key stakeholders during the planning and the development review and approval processes.
Community Development Director