Building & Planning Department
Location: City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072
The Building Department 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 City Planner 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.