BSEED Divisions

Development Resource Center

Answer your development questions & provide you resources to accomplish your projects.

Permitting Portal


Plan Review

Review & approve your plans so you can get your permits.

Online Applications

Construction Inspection

Finalize your permits to receive your Certificate of Appropriateness, Compliance, or Occupancy.

Schedule an Inspection

Zoning/Special Land Use

Uphold the Zoning Ordinance and holds hearings on uses that are not by-right under the Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance - Chapter 50 of the Detroit City Code

Zoning Verification Letters

Licensing & Permits

Issue construction permits and business licenses.

How to get a Business License

Environmental Affairs

The environmental authority for the City of Detroit whose purpose is to conserve & protect the natural resources of the city in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the people.

Right of Entry Permits - to City parcels of Rights-of-Way

Discuss violations

Request information (environmental issues - floodplain management or bulk solid material storage)

Property Maintenance

Information on inspection processes for rental, residential, commercial, vacant, dangerous buildings, and deferrals.

Rental Registration

Schedule Inspection/Cert. of Compliance

Dangerous Buildings