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Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016

Inspections requested received before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26thwill be scheduled on Friday, May 27th.  Inspections requested received after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26thand before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27thwill be scheduled on Tuesday, May 31st.

The Shelbybsm logo Township Building Department will observe Building Safety Month in May 2016.  Building Safety Month  recognizes the importance of safe construction and promotes the use, enforcement, and understanding of construction codes.  The building department reminds you of our commitment to making buildings in our community safe, sound and accessible places to work, play and live.  Come and visit the building department any time for helpful brochures and information pertaining to your next construction project.

Please see the links below for important tips on Building Safety:

Disaster Safety –

Fire Safety –

Backyard & Pool Safety –

Green & Sustainable Building -



The building department will now require a signed acknowledgment form when pulling a permit for Generators, Pool Equipment and Air Conditioners.  This form provides the requirements for the placement of this equipment and will need to be submitted along with the proper permit(s).  The form can be found under Applications and Forms and it is also available in the outline procedures for Swimming Pools, Hot tubs, and Spas.  See link below:
Generator Pool Equipment and Air Conditioner Placement Form



The 2015 Edition of the Michigan Residential Code (2015 International Residential Code with State of Michigan Amendments) becomes effective on February 8, 2016.  All work under permit applications received on or after that date shall conform to the new code.


The codes may be purchased from the International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, or from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, 2501 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, Michigan 48864, at a cost as of the time of adoption of these amendatory rules of $118.00.


Shelby Township Building Department's mission is to protect public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by building construction within the community, and, in general, to secure safety to life and property from hazards incident to the design, erection, repair, removal, demolition or occupancy of buildings, structures or premises.

Our Objectives
To obtain compliance with national, state and local construction codes through the process of permit issuance; plan review; and onsite inspections of work performed.
Our Responsibilities
The Building Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the State of Michigan Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes.  In addition, the Building Department administers and enforces ordinance provisions pertaining to fences, sidewalks, tree and woodland preservation, unsafe buildings and zoning.

Department Head
Tim Wood, Building Director

Upper level Municipal Building
52700 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI  48316-3572

Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 5:00 PM  (Monday through Friday)

Phone: (586) 731-5969
Fax: (586) 803-2099

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