Are you a Plumbing Contractor who will be performing work that requires a Plumbing Permit under the Michigan Plumbing Code or Michigan Residential Code? You need to apply for a permit to ensure the work is completed properly.
If you're a homeowner, you may apply for a Plumbing 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 permits and licensing applications. If you’ve never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application. First-time use by a Plumbing Contractor requires activation of your license for online use. 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.
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 Plumbing Applications category.
Apply Online in English
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.
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 application
Download the Application in English
Download the Application in Spanish
We accept printed plumbing permit applications by mail for plumbing contractors only. We can't accept emailed, or faxed plumbing 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 Plumbing 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, check, credit, and debit (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).
You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. Be prepared to pay the permit fee. You can pay with cash, check, money order or credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
You can download and print the application beforehand if you want. Otherwise, we'll get you a copy when you come in.
How to use Citizen Access
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