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Building Information from Norvell Township

Welcome to the permit department! My name is Mary Jo Wright and I am the Permitting Clerk for the township. The following information should be of help to get you started on your project.

Need a permit? If you’re not sure, please view Main Projects Which Require Permits and see if your project is on the list. Most projects, except siding your home, require a building permit. Permits are needed to ensure the health and safety of the public. The Building Department’s responsibility is to inspect all projects to verify compliance with the State codes for electrical, plumbing and mechanical work.


The difference between contractor and homeowners permits: Homeowners are allowed to apply for permits for their residence. This means you are responsible for having the knowledge of all the appropriate codes for the project you plan to undertake (view What a Building Permit Holder Needs to Know which is also found on our forms page). If a contractor is doing the work, have them apply for the permit. All contractors applying for a permit must show a valid Builders License and proof of insurance.

Applications for permits are listed under our forms page and can be printed for your use. A list of what you need to submit with your building permit application can be found here: To Apply for a Building Permit. Please bring your completed application, all requested information, plans, etc. and a check, cash or credit card for payment. Fees are listed under forms too. If submitting an application by mail, payment is not a guarantee of a permit. NOTE: Building permits do not include electrical, plumbing or mechanical permits. You must apply for those separately.

I do not accept applications for building permits after 3:00 p.m. Building plans and all related paperwork are too entailed to review before closing.

If you have any questions, call me @ (517) 536-4370 or email me.

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