Detroit yard waste collection to resume April 19
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The Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) will continue to support Social Distancing by strongly encouraging taking advantage of the free online portals. If you must visit the BSEED offices you will be required to make an appointment for all services.
You will also be required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth and adhere to the distancing guidelines imposed.
- Access online services 24/7. Click Here!
- Understand the full scope of your projects before you get started with our helpful online permitting tool. Click Here!
- Make an appointment from you desktop or laptop (Click Here!) or download the free QLess app to your mobile device
The new QLess Appointment Program allows customers to get in line from a website at home or work, receive SMS text messages of their place in line and wait-time, and arrive at the location when it is time for their appointment.
- Customers will schedule appointments from the BSEED webpage or from the easily downloadable free QLess App
- Customers are allowed to make appointments Mon-Thurs
- Customers are notified an hour prior to the appointment allowing the City time to confirm the appointment as well as allowing customers to cancel or reschedule
- Customers will have the ability to book an appointment for a future day and time
- Customers receive appointment reminders as the time of the appointment approaches, QLess automatically places the customer into your virtual queue
The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (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.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for locations at 2800 W. Grand Blvd.
Information on the requirements for applying for a Sign Permit and the installation of advertising and business signs in the City of Detroit can be found on the Sign Permits webpage.
ANNOUNCEMENT: PHASE 2 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ADVERTISING PERMIT APPLICATION WAITING LIST ENTRY FORM RELEASE
The City of Detroit announces Phase 2 of the Central Business District Advertising Permit Application Waiting List Entry Form process in accordance with the Chapter 4 Advertising And Signs Ordinance. The form acceptance process will be as follows:
Beginning at 10 a.m. on February 22, 2021, All owners, or their representatives, of buildings located in the Central Business District may complete and submit the Electronic Waiting List Entry Form. The electronic form can be obtained from the "Sign Permits" web link.
For a copy of the current Advertising And Signs Ordinance click the following link: Chapter 4 Sign Ordinance (12-9-20)
BSEED Zoning Division will be holding Special Land Use Hearings. See the Zoning Division Page for additional details.
Special land use and site plan reviews can now be submitted online through the BSEED website. Please email [email protected] or call 313-268-6690 for any additional questions or concerns. For information on a specific address or parcel please visit the zoning website.
Construction inspections are still ongoing via Zoom. An in-person inspection is available only if the location is following COVID-19 safety protocols (masks, social distancing, etc.). Emergency complaint inspections will move forward on an as-needed. Construction requested office appointments can be done virtually, via Zoom or Skype by sending a request to our general email: [email protected].
Property Maintenance has resumed non-emergency interior inspections by appointment only with the exception of emergencies. We will continue to enforce on all exterior violations on both occupied and unoccupied structures (graffiti, overgrowth, debris.) DAH has delayed all new court dates and adjourned all current cases. This will provide all owners ample time to correct any exterior issues. DAH will notify owners via mail on all date changes.
Detroit yard waste collection to resume April 19
View interactive map and see current status of rental properties in your neighborhood
Hearing 5/12/21 at 11 a.m.
Adult-Use Marihuana Licensing Amendment to Chapter 20
Getting Started User Guide
Account Management User Guide.
State of Michigan Apprentice Requirements
Application for permit for erection of signs and poster boards
Site Plan Review Application
Checklist to be completed during site plan review
Please create an account for our Electric Licensing and Permitting System (eLAPS) to apply for a Special Land Use Hearing
Once you have created an account you can apply by:
Apply or renew contractor's license
Mechanical Permit Application
There are 7 main divisions within the Building, Safety Engineering, & Environmental Department
Simple and easy to navigate online systems will allow you to submit plans and apply for permits faster than ever before.
Information about zoning in the city of Detroit, including how to get zoning appeals and permits.
Information about BSEED's Plan Review Division, including codes, ordinances and other regulatory matters related to building permits.
Information on inspection processes for construction projects, including boilers, buildings, electrical, elevators, mechanical, and plumbing.
Issues business licenses & permits
Overview of the Environmental Affairs division, including information on major goals, ongoing initiatives, and a particular focus on Brownfields and Right-of-Entry.
Enforcing the Property Maintenance Codes. Information on inspection processes for rental, residential, commercial, vacant, dangerous buildings, and deferrals.
Maintaining Detroit's Riverfront
BSEED Permit Ordinance Changes
Information for the public about the January 8th, 2019 Marathon Variance Hearing
Building License Information