Building & Ordinance Enforcment

Building & Ordinance Enforcement - Director Jonathan Tackett

Mailing Address:
City of Woodhaven                                                                                   Main Office Phone #: (734) 675-4930
Building Department                                                                                     Main Office Fax #: (734) 675-4948
21869 West Road
Woodhaven, Michigan 48183

City of Woodhaven Code of Ordinances

Woodhaven Building Department

CHECK FIRST! Many home improvement projects require a permit. 
Planning on doing some home improvement projects? Before starting check with this department to learn if a permit is required. A permit is usually required for but not limited to:

  • New buildings
  • Additions
  • Residential work (fences, garages, water heaters, concrete, pools, re-roof, windows, siding, etc.)
  • Renovations
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • HVAC (heating & air-conditioning, ventilation)

Downloadable Permits and Applications are now available online. Please be sure to complete the entire application and be sure it is signed and dated.
A permit fee is collected to cover the cost of the application, the review and the inspection process. Once a permit is issued work can begin.  All permits that are to be returned to contractor, a self-addressed stamped envelope is required.

Homeowners: When dealing with a contractor, it is in your best interest to have them pull permits and arrange for the proper inspections. The permit fees are the same for contractor or homeowner. We strongly recommend that when you hire someone to do work for you, you ask them to provide you a copy of the permit

The department hours of business are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Twenty-four (24) hour voice mail is available for after hour requests to schedule inspections and to leave messages (If you are calling after hours to schedule an inspection, please leave detailed permit information and we will call you back with an inspection date).

The City of Woodhaven is under the 2015 State of Michigan Residential & Building Codes. The 2015 State of Michigan Mechanical Codes, the 2017 NEC & Michigan Part 8 Electrical Rules & the 2015 Plumbing Codes. If in doubt of what codes are in effect, please phone this office.


As of April 16, 2010, the City of Woodhaven requires an occupancy inspection on all residential sales or transfers. 

As of January 1, 2017, the City of Woodhaven requires all rental properties to be registered with the city and rental units must have inspections performed.

Building Official
Jonathan Tackett
Phone: (734) 675-4930

Building Department Clerk
Karen Chappell
Phone: (734) 675-4930

Electrical Inspector
Jeffrey Dommer

Plumbing Inspector
Bernard Zarb

Mechanical Inspector
Robert Secco

Code Ordinance Officer
Laura Jensen
Phone: (734) 675-4907

DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality)
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
City of Woodhaven Code 

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