Building & Inspection Services
The Building and Inspection Services Division is located on the second floor of the Administration Building. This division is responsible for ensuring that township standards for local building codes, ordinances, and construction are met.
The division also issues multiple fence, pool, plumbing, mechanical, compliance, electrical and other miscellaneous permits.
Building and Inspection Services hosts the very popular Home Improvement Expo each year during the first weekend in March. For more information call 734/394-5200.
Obtaining a Permit
Many home improvements require a building permit from Canton's Building and Inspection Services Division. Before making any additions or improvements to property in the township, it is important to check if any permits are required for the project. The Master Deed or Covenants and Restrictions should also be checked, as there may be some restrictions that apply for a particular development.
Many homeowners' associations may also have an Architectural Review Committee that serves as the review board for any projects that affect the property. This committee usually requires a sketch of proposed projects for their review. Once they grant approval the approved drawing with signature(s) need to be brought back to the Building and Inspection Services Division to accompany the permit application.