Building Department

Building Department hours are Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm. The Building Inspector is  Wednesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Noon. 
Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Inspectors are also available by appointment.

Building Inspections are conducted Monday – Friday. Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical inspections are conducted Tuesday & Thursday.  A 24-hour telephone Inspection Request System is available at (810) 678-2237 and recordings are checked Mon-Thurs  by 9:30 a.m.  Call the Township Offices at (810) 678-2237 or (810) 678-2238 to speak directly with Building Department personnel during the Department’s regular hours.  Please provide 24-hour notice for an inspection.

Friday inspections must be called in by 2pm on Thursdays.

Forms & Publications

Zoning Administrator – Joseph Israel
Office Hours:    Monday's 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  

Building Inspector – Edward Koch

Electrical Inspector –  Mike Kyle

Mechanical & Plumbing Inspector – Jerry Hobson

MISS DIG 811 Website Information   

Additional MISS DIG 811 Social Media Links:




Doing Any DIY Projects This Season?

  • Fences
  • Mailbox Posts
  • Room Additions
  • Gardens
  • Swimming Pools
  • Landscaping


  • Decks & Patios
  • Trees of Shrubs
  • Swing Sets
  • Signs
  • Fountains
  • Tents


Know What’s Below Before You Dig!

Even Hand digging can cause damage.  Over 25% of damage is from homeowners.

Become part of the solution!


  • Yourself
  • Your family
  • Your Community

It’s the LAW! It’s fast and it’s FREE!!!

What do you mean FREE?

When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines.

Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives known as Locators.  The Locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines. 


  • Visit
  • In the e-Locate box click Start.
  • Complete the e-Locate Request.
  • Check your status before you dig
  • Enter your ticket #.  Click Inquire.

Those painted lines usually run from the main facility to the meter on your house.

Not everything gets marked when you call.  Private facility lines are NOT marked.

The unmarked private lines usually run from the house to any other building or object with service in your yard, like a garage or lamp post.  A private locator may be hired to mark them.

And often, water and sewer lines are only marked in the right-of-way not all the way to the meter on the house.

It’s the LAW?

Yes, a bill was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and has been in effect since April 1, 2014.  Be smart and contact MISS DIG 811 before you dig. 

Why so many flags? What do they mean? Can I remove them?

Do NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days. 

Color Key:

White - Area of Proposed Excavation

Pink -      Temporary Survey Markings

Red -       Electric

Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane

Orange -  Phone and Cable

Blue -     Water

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation

Green - Sewer

Gray -     Used to Erase Marks

5 Steps to Safe Digging

  1. Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to
  2. Wait for utilities to be marked
  3. Check status @
  4. Respect the marks
  5. Dig with care