City of Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of the building codes related to new construction, repairs, alterations, additions, rehabilitation, and demolition projects. Functions of this department include:

Plan Review and Building Inspections

  • Reviews plans for new construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections
  • Survey inspections
  • Certificate of occupancy inspections
  • Sign inspections
  • Compliance with Historic District Ordinance

Housing Inspections

  • Routine rental housing inspections
  • Property maintenance and complaint inspections

Ordinance Enforcement and Animal Control

  • Administrative Hearings Bureau
  • Enforces nuisance ordinances
  • Investigates animal complaints
  • Issues annual licenses for dogs six months or older
  • Annual weed maintenance program

Detailed overview of the Building Department




Building Department Manager and Ordinance Officer: Frank Daniels
Inspector: Debbie Neville

Secretary: Vickie Bailey
Secretary: Wendy Estey

City Hall - Third Floor
One South Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Phone (734) 482-1025
Fax (734) 483-7444