Building Department

The primary responsibility of the Building Department is to monitor and enforce all building codes to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. The Building Department issues permits and inspects all new construction, alterations, additions to existing structures, and commercial building changes in occupancy. The Building Department also inspects all businesses located within the City.

Contact to schedule inspections
Building and Code Enforcement
Dan Zuchowski, Administrative Assistant
27400 Southfield Rd.
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Ph: (248) 557-2600 ext. 237
Fax: (248) 557-2602
Schedule Inspections via Email:

Jim Wright, Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer
(248) 343-8627
Days Available - Wednesday (noon to 4 pm); Friday (9 am to 4 pm)

Sean Dare, Electrical Inspector
Days Available - Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Charlie Ford, Mechanical Inspector 
Days Available - Tuesday and Thursday mornings


George Beattie, Plumbing Inspector
Days Available - Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Extra Cement Permit
Inspections can be scheduled during the City's regular business hours with 24-hour advanced notice.

Building Codes
Building codes are adopted as laws or ordinances by governmental bodies such as states, counties, townships, and cites. The Building Code is a collection of requirements which pertain to specific subjects which regulate specific practices (such as designing, constructing, or remodeling buildings). 

Whether the code pertains to construction, property maintenance, fire prevention, electrical, or plumbing - all codes have the same purpose: To protect the public health, safety, and welfare by requiring safe construction. 

Currently the City of Lathrup Village enforces the following Building Codes: 

  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code
  • 2015 Michigan Building Code
  • 2011 Michigan Part 8. Electrical Code
  • 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
  • 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code   
  • 2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code   
  • 2012 Michigan Uniform Energy Code