Building Department

Welcome to the Building Department

The Building Department enforces all codes, laws and ordinances relating to building, electric, plumbing and mechanical installations. 


Building permit fees are based on the cost of the project. Contractors typically obtain the appropriate permits, however, homeowners are eligible to pull permits by signing an affidavit affirming they are doing the work themselves. Permit applications are available online. Fees are due at time of submission. Fees may change after permit review.

Permits are required for the following work:

  • Additions/Alterations
  • Boiler
  • Carports
  • Decks/Porches
  • Driveways
  • Electrical work
  • Fences
  • Fireplaces & inserts
  • Garages
  • Generator
  • Grading
  • Land disturbing greater than 20 cubic yards
  • Landscape irrigation
  • New construction
  • Pools and spas
  • Plumbing work
  • Retaining walls
  • Roofs
  • Sewer services
  • Sheds
  • Shower/tub enclosure replacements
  • Signs
  • Skylights
  • Windows 
  • Water heaters
  • Water services


The applicant must contact the inspector to schedule an inspection.

Building inspections:
Electrical inspections:
Mechanical inspections:
Plumbing inspections:

Contractor Registration

All contractors working in the city of Algonac are required to be licensed with the State of Michigan and to register with the City of Algonac annually.

Office Hours

Available as needed. Contact for appointment. 

Permits & Applications

Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Garage Guidelines
Land Disturbing Permit Application
Lot Split Application
Mechanical Permit
Medical Marihuana Registration for Caregivers
Plumbing Permit
ROW Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Determination Request
Zoning Map
Zoning Permit Application

General Information
Code Enforcement Officer
Building Inspector
Tracy Kallek
805 St. Clair River Drive

Code Enforcement
Building Official