Permits are obtained by submitting an appropriate application form together with two copies of plans (PDF) for the proposed work. Applications are reviewed for compliance with code and safety requirements. Some applications require supporting documentation.
Many of our applications and registration forms are available to download below. You may also request an application by fax or mail. At this time, applications cannot be submitted online.
Applications may be submitted:
In person at the Permit Desk at Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 during regular business hours
Mailed to "Building Permit Desk, P.O. Box 8647, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8647"
Faxed to (734) 994-8460
NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
PLEASE NOTE: Any faxed applications MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by a payment cover sheet (below) in order to process your permit or application. Any application received without payment information cannot be processed.
Permits cannot be issued until they are paid for. For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover, checks, money orders and cash.
Fees are based on the actual work being performed.
Homeowners are eligible to obtain permits by filing an affidavit affirming they are doing the work themselves and providing their driver's license or state I.D. to copy for verification purposes.
Homeowners of rental properties are required to have licensed contractors perform all work and obtain and final all permits for all work on any rental unit. Rental property owners may pull permits and perform the following duties as a homeowner without having to hire contractors:
Reshingling of the roof
Replacing entry doors or windows if the replacement is a one for one (same size) replacement and there is no change in the opening.
Remove and replacement or installation of siding.
The following affidavits and instructions must accompany permits where applicable:
Home Owner Affidavit & D.L. or State I.D. (where owner applies for permit)
Investigation into House Relocation
Reclamation of Usable Materials (where a house is proposed for demolition)
List of Applications/Forms
Please visit the Appeals Board page to download Building, Housing, Sign and Zoning Board of Appeals applications.
Please visit Planning Services' Development Review page to download applications for annexations, zoning, land division and site plan petitions.
****Banner, Block Party and Noise permits are currently handled through the Clerk's offices on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Please contact them at 734.794.6140 for additional information and procedures.
Last Updated: May 23, 2012