Building Department

DeWitt Charter Township, City of DeWitt, and City of Grand Ledge Community Building Services

The City of Grand Ledge Building Department is serviced through a multi-jurisdictional partnership with Dewitt Township. Permits can be applied to at Grand Ledge City Hall any time Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We offer many online options for permitting and payment.

Click here to view the 2023 Annual Building Department report.

Please note: Online credit card payments are not posted until 9 AM the following morning. The amount due may still appear on the account until payments post.

  1. Building Inspections
  2. Codes in Effect
  3. Property maintenance enforcement

Designated Inspection Line

Only applicants are permitted to request inspections. For building and trades inspections, please call the designated inspection line at 517-277-0700.

INSPECTION TIMES

  • Building: M-F (Variable Times)
  • Electrical: M-Th (Morning Only)
  • Mechanical: M-F (Variable Times)
  • Plumb: M-F (Variable Times)

Please note: All water-sewer line inspections (3' out from the house to the curb) should be scheduled by calling Grand Ledge Public Services Department at 517-627-2144.

Submitting Permit Applications

You can submit your application in a few different ways:

Permit Fees

View the most recent fee schedule (PDF).

The most recent square foot data from the first interval of the previous year provided by the ICC shall be used in determining the minimum building value for permitting.

Applications & Forms

The following permit applications may be filled out online but must be delivered or mailed to the Building Department:

Note Regarding Surface Water Management

With rain and snow, some residential and other properties become inundated with water. While the City remains sympathetic to these challenging situations, the City is not legally responsible for water flow from adjoining private property owners. Under Michigan law, a municipality is not obligated to construct drainage infrastructure to confine naturally flowing surface water.

It is unlawful, however, for a property owner to interfere with the natural flow of water in a manner that causes an artificial diversion, blockage, or concentration onto another property. If you have reason to believe the burden on your property has been increased by such artificial interference, please know that this is a private legal matter for resolution between property owners and their insurers, not an area of liability for the City and its taxpaying residents.