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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.

Due to COVID-19 concerns:
The Building & Safety department is working remotely until further notice!
The phones are being answered from 8am until 5pm. 248-758-2800  Option 3
If you wish to schedule an inspection please call 248-758-2800 Option 2
If you need to submit an application for bldg., electrical, mechanical, plumbing, signs, Property maintenance or team inspection or submit plans please e-mail it to; or leave in the box outside of this office or by the door.
If you need to submit a rental or vacant registration application please email: or leave in the box outside of this office.
Permit applications/registration applications can all be found on the City of Pontiac website or on the rack outside this door;

ONLINE Building Department Payments

Building Department payments can be made online at:
Click here for instructions on how to use the website
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

Business License Application (PDF)

Building Fee Schedule (PDF)

Building Permit Application (PDF)

Construction Code Board of Appeals Application (PDF)

Contractor Registration Form (PDF)

Demolition Standards(PDF)

Electrical Permit Application (PDF)

Fire (Electrical) Permit Application (PDF)

Mechanical Permit Application (PDF) With Schedule of Fees

Plumbing Permit Application (PDF)

Property Maintenance Inspection

Rental Application Registration1 or 2 units(PDF)  

Rental Application Registration multiple units(PDF)  

Sign Permit Application (PDF)

Special Event Application (PDF)

Team Inspection Application(PDF)

Vacant Property Registration (PDF)

Zoning Compliance Application (PDF)