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.
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.
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.
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:
You’ll need to enter your credit/debit card information to pay the permit fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Login to Citizen Access and choose the Mechanical Applications category.
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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.
Here are a few things you’ll need to have ready to complete the application:
If you apply online instead of submitting a paper form, the application fee will be automatically discounted by $10.
Download, print, and fill out the printed application
Download the Application in English
Download the Application in Spanish
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.
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.
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.
If you apply online instead of in person, the application fee will be automatically discounted by $10.
Make sure to bring payment for the permit fee. We accept cash, credit, and debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.
How to use Citizen Access
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