Building Safety

In an effort to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public and City of Lansing employees, we are reducing our services for the foreseeable future. The City is actively monitoring the situation and hopes to restore full services as soon as possible.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020; The Building Safety Office will be closed to the public.
Effective Monday, June 01, 2020; The Building Safety Office will be participating in the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Work Share Program.  This means our administrative staff will only be taking phone calls Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Inspections are being done for projects that pose a safe work environment Monday through Friday.

Our Inspectors will be using appropriate PPE deemed necessary.  If for any reason the Inspector does not feel safe due to lack of PPE from others on the job site or lack of social distancing, the inspection will be re-scheduled for a later date. 

Plan reviews and administrative operations will continue with possible delays. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

These steps are being taken for the safety and health of not only staff, but the public as well. Staff will continue to provide the best level of service possible under current conditions.

If work proceeds beyond a point where inspection is to occur, there may be ramifications for future approvals on the project. Please keep this in mind while working on your construction projects.

For questions concerning any trades please contact for:

Building Jerry.Dunham@LansingMi.Gov
Electrical Brian.Carter@LansingMi.Gov
Mechanical Brian.Shields@LansingMi.Gov
Plumbing Dave.Burton@LansingMi.Gov
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For Contractors

Start the process by accessing AccessMyGov.

For Licensed Design Professionals and Commercial Plan Review

Please visit our web page at:
https://www.lansingmi.gov/286/Commercial-Plan-Review

Permit Information


If you are looking for permit applications and/or further information, you can find them viewing the Trade Permits page. You can access these and other documents on the Forms page.

Rental Dwellings


Rental dwelling registration and inspection is under the jurisdiction of Code Enforcement.