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Division of Buildings and Safety Engineering
The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of building codes and zoning ordinances and subsequently maintaining records concerning the construction, alteration, or demolition of buildings or structures.
In 2004 a Michigan State law went into effect causing all communities to adopt and enforce two uniform building codes known as the “Michigan Building Code” and the “Michigan Residential Code”. The purpose of the codes are to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
The Building Division is proud to serve the community and consider our responsibilities to be a public service. Our mission is to provide an efficient user friendly permit process and to maintain accurate records which will help provide a high standard of living in the City of Warren.
For the convenience of the public, several forms and information sheets are available from this Web page. Click on the links below or in the menu to the left to print out a form or information sheet.
(The documents below will open as a .pdf file in your Adobe Acrobat Reader program. You can view each document or go to the “file” pulldown menu and go to “print.” If you are printing large documents to letter-sized paper, in the print window under “Copies and Adjustment,” check off the “Shrink oversized pages to paper size”option).
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List of items that require a Building Permit
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Refund Cancellation Form
Building Permit/Plan Review Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Demo Permit Application
Contractor Termination Form for Contractors
Contractor Termination Form for Property Owners
Fence Permit Application
Permission for Property Line Fence Installation
Res City Cert App
Certificate of Compliance Application
Outdoor Retail Sales Application
Handicap Bathroom Instructions
Handicap Ramp Instructions
Sign Registration Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Application and Instructions
Land Use Variance
Group Day Care Registration Form
Family Day Care Registration Form
Day Care Center Registration Form
Zoning Board of Appeals Application for Group Day Care
Applications and information related to Medical Marihuana
RESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE SAFETY INSPECTIONS (MMMA)
Application for Residential Medical Marihuana Growth/Cultivation related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act:
Administrative Safety Inspections
Ordinance: Medical Marihuana – Residential Districts Section 5.01
MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITY/UNIT (MMMA)
Application for Medical Marihuana Growth/Cultivation located in Industrial districts in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act:
Certificate of Compliance Application for Medical Marihuana Facilities
Certificate of Compliance Application for Medical Marihuana Facility Units
Ordinance: Medical Marihuana – Industrial Districts Section 17.02
MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITY (MMFLA)
Applications for Medical Marihuana Facilities in compliance with the Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Act:
One City Square, Warren, MI 48093
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
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