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 maintains buildings and their environments 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.
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Every other Thursday from 12–1PM via Teams
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Listing of BSEED Services
Building License Information
BSEED Permit Ordinance Changes
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.