The Building Department issues permits for building construction, plumbing, heating, mechanical and electrical work. The fee for Building Permits is based on the value of the work. For example, a project with an estimated value of $1,000.00 will require a building permit fee of $75.00, which is the minimum fee. Other trade permits are based on the type and quantity of work, not on the value of the work. Refer to the permit applications for specific fee schedules, or contact City Hall at 248-541-2901 for more information.
Permit applications & fee schedules are accessible in the menu to the right.
Permit Applications and Documents
Building Department Topics
New construction, substantial additions to existing structures, and certain maintenance activities must comply with the City’s Exterior Design Standards. Nearly the entire City of Pleasant Ridge is a federally designated historic district, and the design standards were adopted by the Planning and City Commissions in order to maintain the historic character of the City. The design standards do not require a particular style of architecture, and both traditional and contemporary styles are permitted. The design standards do include requirements and guidelines to ensure that new construction is compatible with the established historic character of the City. Homeowners, builders, architects, and designers should review the standards before applying for permits.