Building Department

Welcome to the City of Taylor's Building Department homepage. Here, you can discover useful information to assist you with questions regarding projects and permits. You can access forms and certain types of permit applications online. Thank you for visiting the Building Department web page, and if you need any additional assistance, please call us at (734) 287-6550.


The Building Department is committed to protect, maintain and improve the health, safety, welfare and quality of life for residents and businesses located in our city through the enforcement of the State of Michigan construction Codes and local ordinances established for those purposes.


The department oversees and approves all residential, commercial, and industrial construction within the city. Permit applications, plan review, and inspections are processed daily. Staff members assist with the tasks of providing permit information and procedures along with enforcing code compliance.


The City of Taylor Building Department has adopted the following: 2015 Michigan Residential Code, 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, 2015 Michigan Building Code, 2015 International Building Code, 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code, 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code, 2015 International Plumbing Code, 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code, 2015 International Fuel Gas Code, 2017 National Electric Code, 2015 Michigan Energy Code, 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.

ATTENTION: Any application fee, applicable zoning fees and plan review fees are due at the time the application is submitted. 

Requirements for Building Permit Plan Review

A Building Permit Application that requires plan review must be submitted to the Building Department with 3-sets of plan drawings and a digital copy on a Flash Drive. Plans received without a digital copy will not undergo review until the digital copy is received. *No Exceptions*

Does My Application Need Plan Review?

Residential, Commercial, and Industrial permit applications that typically require plan review are not limited to: Accessory Structures, Additions/Alterations/Dormers, Repairs/Relocations, New Construction, Communication Towers, and Signs

What is the Fee for Plan Review?

Please visit the plan review fee schedule to determine your review fee. Most review fees are based on the value of your construction. A copy of your construction contract is required for the issuance of any permit. Plan review fees are non-refundable.

Zoning Review Fees

All building/zoning permit applications received through the Building Department are subject to a Zoning Review Fee (ZRF). (eff. 7-12-10) A zoning review is performed to determine if the project you are proposing meets the requirements of the City of Taylor Zoning Ordinance. The fee is collected at the time the permit is dropped off at the Building Department. Zoning review fees are non-refundable.

The ZRF does not include plan review fees and/or permit fees. Applications submitted to the Building Department that are subject to a zoning review will not be reviewed until the ZRF has been paid.

Permits exempt from a Zoning Review: removal and replacement of existing roofing, siding, windows or concrete.

Residential Fee Amounts

  • Residential - $50

Commercial Fee Amounts

  • Based on project under 1/2 acre - $125
  • Based on project 1/2 to 1 acre - $150
  • Based on project 1 acre to 5 acres - $250
  • Based on project over 5 acres - $500

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