To obtain a building permit you must call or visit the Building Department. You’ll be asked what you’re planning to do and where. If you are having a licensed contractor performing your work, the contractor is responsible for filing building permits related to your project on your behalf.
The code official will explain the code requirements and you’ll be presented with an application for a building permit. You can also print an application from this website by clicking here.
When you submit the application, sketches or other documentation of the proposed work may be requested for review. If the application is approved, a permit is issued. If a permit is denied, you may need to correct code violations to ultimately receive a permit.
Not sure if a permit is required?
Call the Lincoln Park Building Department at
or visit us at 1355 Southfield Rd, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.