Building Safety

Building Safety: 248-758-2800
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Building & Safety Office - City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave. - 1st Floor 
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Building Official: Michael Wilson

The Building Safety Division administers and enforces the building code statutes and other related municipal ordinances (including the rental property code) which provide for minimum standards of building construction and use for the health and safety of the public.

Here you can download forms, applications and other documents from the Building and Safety library.

Building Safety Document Retrieval

Document retrieval may be provided for Building and Planning Department documents that are not available online. To see if your document is available online please go to If the document(s) you request are not available online, please complete and submit the Document Retrieval Application with the appropriate fee to the Department of Building Safety. Once the application is received please allow 3-5 business days to process your request. You will be notified if/when documents are available for review. If your request is not handled through the Department of Building Safety, please contact the appropriate department. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Building Safety at 248-758-2800.

Click here to download the Document Retrieval Application 
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Form Name

Form Description

Business License

 Application for Business License

Building Fee Schedule (PDF)

Schedule of Team Inspection Fees

Building Permit (PDF)

Application for Building Permit and 
Plan Examination

Business Certification Application (PDF)

Application for Business Certificaton

Construction Code Board of
Appeals Application (PDF)

Application for Review to the Construction
Code Board of Appeals

Contractor Registration Form (PDF)

Registration form for Contractors

Demolition Standards(PDF)

 City of Pontiac Demolition Standards

Electrical Permit Application (PDF)

Electrical Permit Application with Schedule of Fees

Fire (Electrical) Permit Application (PDF)

Fire (Electrical) Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)
With Schedule of Fees

Application for Mechanical Permit

Plumbing Permit Application (PDF)

Application for Plumbing Permit

 Property Maintenance Inspection


Rental Application Registration
1 or 2 units(PDF)

Registration Application for Rental 
Property (1 or 2 units)

Rental Application Registration
multiple units(PDF)

Registration Application for Rental 
Property (1 or 2 units)

Sign Permit Application (PDF)

Application for Sign Permit

Special Event Application (PDF)

Application for Special Events

Team Inspection Application(PDF)

Application for a Team Inspection

Vacant Property Registration (PDF)

Application for Zoning Compliance Permit

Zoning Compliance Application (PDF)

Application for Zoning Compliance Permit