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Building Permits

A building permit is an official approval to proceed with a construction project and the intent is to ensure that the project plans comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. These standards  ensure the safety of current and future building owners and  occupants and enforcement of zoning and land use policies.  Specific issues that the building permit process may address include structural integrity, zoning, sanitation, water and sewer lines, fire resistance and electrical service.

City of Berkley inspectors and clerks review permit applications and plans to ensure compliance with the City building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes. Inspections are done to ensure that the plans and codes are followed. This protects residents and property values.

Permits or zoning certificates are required for most types of work. Please call the Building Department if you aren’t sure if a permit is required. If a contractor will be doing the work, it is his responsibility to apply for the permit. State law actually requires a contractor to pull a permit for work he is doing. 

While permits are required for many types of projects, we offer the most frequently issued ones listed below for your convenience. Click on the permit category for more information. The required application is also provided.

Permit Applications & Fees


Decks & Porches


Garages & Sheds




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