City of Ypsilanti, Michigan

shim image

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