Apply for a Mechanical Permit

Are you a Mechanical Contractor who will be performing work that requires a Mechanical Permit under the Michigan Mechanical Code or Michigan Residential Code? Apply for a permit to ensure the work is completed properly.

If you're a homeowner, you may apply for a Mechanical Permit for your primary residence at the Development Center. Click the “In Person” tab below. 

Online Form

Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for our Mechanical Permit applications. If you’ve never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application. If you're a first-time user, you'll need to activate your license. Call the number listed in the Contact Us section to request activation.

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 10 minutes once you’ve gathered the required information identified in the steps below. You'll be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Make sure you have all the required information

It doesn’t take much time to complete the online application. Provided you have all the information required, you can expect to spend about five-to-ten minutes to complete. Here are a few things you’ll need to have ready:

  • Identify the quantity and type of all mechanical equipment to be installed 
  • Obtain contact information for the jobsite contact person
  • Be ready to prove your company's federal employer ID number, MESC employer number, and workers compensation insurance carrier

Have your credit/debit card ready

You’ll need to enter your credit/debit card information to pay the permit fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Apply online

Login to Citizen Access and choose the Mechanical Applications category.

Apply Online in English

We’ll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We’ll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachment if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

Paper form

Make sure you have all the required information 

Here are a few things you’ll need to have ready to complete the application:

  • Identify the quantity and type of all mechanical equipment to be installed 
  • Obtain contact information for the jobsite contact person
  • Be ready to prove your company's federal employer ID number, MESC employer number, and workers compensation insurance carrier

If you apply online instead of submitting a paper form, the application fee will be automatically discounted by $10.

Complete the application

Download, print, and fill out the printed application

Download the Application

Submit your completed application to our office

We accept printed mechanical permit applications by mail or in person for mechanical contractors only. We can't accept emailed, or faxed mechanical permit applications. If you're a homeowner, visit our office to submit or complete the application. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.

If you're mailing your application, payment must be by check. If you're submitting in person, you can pay with cash, check, money order or credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). 

If you can't make it to our office, apply online using Citizen Access.

We’ll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days of receipt of a mailed application. We’ll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachment if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your Mechanical Permit Application. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.

In person

Make sure you have all the required information

Here are a few things you’ll need to have ready to complete the application:

  • Identify the quantity and type of all mechanical equipment to be installed 
  • Obtain contact information for the jobsite contact person
  • Be ready to prove your company's federal employer ID number, MESC employer number, and workers compensation insurance carrier

If you apply online instead of in person, the application fee will be automatically discounted by $10.

Have your payment ready

Make sure to bring payment for the permit fee. We accept cash, credit, and debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).

Come to our office and fill out an application

You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. 

Download the Mechanical Permit Application

We’ll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We’ll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachment if we notice any missing or incorrect information.