Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department

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We create safe environments for city residents.

The BSEED mission is to provide for the safety, health and welfare of the general public as it pertains to buildings and their environs in an efficient, cost effective, user friendly and professional manner.

BSEED enforces construction, property maintenance, environmental compliance and zoning codes, which preserve and enhance property values and promote a quality of life to make Detroit a preferred place to reside and conduct business.

BSEED Divisions

Development Resource Center
Simple and easy to navigate online systems will allow you to submit plans and apply for building permits faster than ever before, schedule Preliminary Plan Review, Learn where your Project is allowed

Construction Inspections
Information on inspection processes for construction projects, including boilers, buildings, electrical, elevators, mechanical, and plumbing

Environmental Affairs
Overview of the Environmental Affairs division, including information on major goals, ongoing initiatives, and a particular focus on Brownfields and Right-of-Entry.

Property Maintenance
Ensures compliance for commercial & residential properties and enforces the rental ordinance, property maintenance, and dangerous building codes.

Licensing and Permits
Issues business licenses & permits; Ensures businesses are operating compliant with City Code

Zoning / Special Land Use
Information about zoning in Detroit, including how to get zoning appeals and permits.

More about BSEED Divisions

News

Below citizens can access the Landlord Compliance Workshop video

200+ landlords attend workshop to learn about amended Rental Ordinance focused on lead safety

Rental code will be enforced citywide beginning immediately; no longer scheduled by zip code

Events

Board of Appeals Hearing Notice On December 22, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 1246 into law, and is now Public Act 254 of 2020

NOTICE OF HEARING: PLEASE NOTE OUR MEETINGS ARE TEMPORARILY ON ZOOM

NOTICE OF HEARING: PLEASE NOTE OUR MEETINGS ARE TEMPORARILY ON ZOOM