Governor Whitmer’s announcement has prompted the City of Warren to take immediate action to help reverse the record number of cases and deaths in Michigan. Effective this Wednesday, all departments in the city will reactivate the remote work plans beginning on Wednesday. Mayor Fouts had ordered these plans into effect earlier this year. Most employees* will be working from home and those that work inside will be required to wear a mask, social distance, and sanitize while at city hall. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Warren has been at the forefront of successfully combating COVID-19 and Mayor Fouts intends to keep us in a leadership position to protect our employees and the community while continuing to deliver effective city services to our residents. All hands-on deck meaning that all of us need to follow the simple protocol of masks, sanitizing and social distancing. Masks are to protect others and yourself with a recent study indicating it’s the single most important factor to stop the spread of this virus.
*We are requiring most employees to work from home unless they are absolutely needed at city hall.
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).
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
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:
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:
(The application fee for a Medical Marihuana Facility is $5,000 per license as established by council. Of the total required fee, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) is non-refundable. If the application is withdrawn or denied, the remainder of the fee will be returned to the applicant)
The City of Warren will begin accepting the following applications on December 18th, 2018:
Marihuana Facility Bond Form (Do not submit this form until instructed to do so)