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A building permit is required for any project where you're planning to change the structure of your house and for most new structures on your property. This could include adding drywall or taking out a wall. If you're only ripping up carpet, adding a tile backsplash, or painting a room, you don't need one. As a homeowner, you're able to do basic building projects in your home with a permit. Many projects that include an electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permit will also require a building permit.
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A permit ensures the work meets our community’s standards as defined in the Michigan Residential Code and the City of Walker Zoning Ordinance.
You may apply for a permit:
Online through BS&A
Complete a paper form and email to the Community Development Department
Complete a paper form and apply in person or via mail
The permit fee will vary based on the scope of your project.
View the current Community Development fee schedule.
You may schedule your inspection three different ways:
1. Schedule inspection online (preferred method)
2. Email the Community Development Department (preferred method)
3. Call the Community Development Department
Please make sure to provide the following information when requesting an inspection:
You can verify your contractor is licensed through the State of Michigan on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website. Verify License on LARA website
Current Michigan Codes (PDF)