Tim Leach
Building Director
tleach@southgatemi.gov

14400 Dix-Toledo Road
Southgate, Michigan 48195
Phone: (734) 258-3030 
Fax: (734) 281-6670

Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm
CLOSED from 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch

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Building Department


IMPORTANT DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
Effective July 21st, 2021 a C of C if required for home sales. See Home Sales Department.
To pay for a building department invoice online click HERE
To apply for a building department permit (Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing) online click HERE

Please note that if your permit requires a plan review, you MUST apply in person.


BUILDING DEPARTMENT STAFF

Building Director Tim Leach (734) 258-3010
ext. 3131
tleach@southgatemi.gov 
Building Inspector Kraig Brown (734) 258-3010
ext. 3130 
krbrown@southgatemi.gov 
Plumbing Inspector
(Mon, Wed, Fri)
Jerry Halash    
Electrical Inspector
(Mon, Wed)
Jim Hill    
Mechanical Inspector
(Mon, Wed)
Rob Secco     
Office Staff Michelle Gendron (734) 258-3010
ext. 3129
mgendron@southgatemi.gov
Office Staff Debbie Mannino   (734) 258-3027 dmannino@southgatemi.gov

COMMERCIAL PLANS
3 stamped hard copies and 1 electronic set are required to be submitted to the building department.   

Commercial Plan Review: Carlisle Wortman - 734.662.2200  Craig Strong cstrong@cescode.com
Planning & Zoning:  Carlisle Wortman - 734.662.2200  John Enos JEnos@cwaplan.com


PERMIT INFORMATION
CHECK FIRST!
Most home improvement projects require a permit. A permit is usually required, but not limited to:

  • Additions
  • Electrical systems
  • HVAC (heating & cooling, ventilation)
  • Plumbing systems
  • Renovations
  • Residential work (fences, garages, water heaters, concrete, pools, re-roofs, windows, etc.)

Homeowners
When dealing with a contractor, it is in your best interest to have them pull permits and arrange for the proper inspections. The permit fees are the same for contractor or homeowner. We strongly recommend that when you hire someone to do work for you, that you ask them to provide you with a copy of the permit. If the homeowner is doing the work, a homeowner's affidavit is required to be filed.

Please Note
A 24 hour notice is required for inspections. A permit will be cancelled when no inspections are requested and conducted within six (6) months the date of issuance or the date of a previous inspection. Cancelled permits will not be refunded or reinstated.


PERMITS, APPLICATIONS AND FORMS

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