Building Department


Electrical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Mechanical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Plumbing Inspector Schedule:

Tuesday & Thursday

11:00 AM 3:00 PM

Building Inspection:





Office Hours:

8:00 AM-4:30 PM                  Monday-Friday                              

Phone:  (734) 782-0445
Fax:       (734) 783-0304

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 Building Director

Welcome to the Flat Rock Building Department


The City of Flat Rock Building and Safety Department is responsible for overseeing and approving all residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects.  We provide consistent and equitable enforcement of the State of Michigan Construction Codes and our local Ordinances.  

We provide on-site plan review as well serving as a liason to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission.

The Building and Safety Department is also responsible for enforcing ordinances related to the appearance and safety of our neighborhoods.

Pet Etiquette


Please note that per the City Code of Ordinances Section 94-27:

A friendly reminder to the citizens of Flat Rock from the Ordinance Officer:

We are all excited for the warmer weather, as you are out enjoying a beautiful day please remember to clean up after your pets.

Amendment to the Sign Ordinance


On December 19, 2016 the City Council adopted the Amendment to Article 27.00 of the City of Flat Rock Zoning Ordinance, being the Sign Ordinance for the city.  This amendment adresses to need for the regulation of Electronic Message Centers (EMC) and Projecting Signs.  It took months of work from the Planning Commission and our City Planner at McKenna to create these standards.  Please click on the link below to read the amendment in it's entirety.



Donation Bin Ordinance


Amended Ordinance 429- to permit and regulate donation bins in non-residential districts in Flat Rock.  This is amendment to Article 2.00 with the addition of section 2.25.

Download our Donation Bin Ordinance information and applications and submit to the Department of Building and Safety.

Property Maintenance


  • All lawns must be properly and consistently maintained.  Grass and weeds should be kept under 6".

  • All property owners or occupants must maintain their property, including keeping the grounds free of litter, debris, weeds and junk.

  • Certain items can not be stored outside, such as interior furniture, inoperable vehicles, garbage not in approved containers and construction debris.

  • Firewood must be stored 12 inches off the ground.

  • Homeowners could face penalties for violating city ordinances regarding property maintenance.

Need to report a problem?  Please call (734) 782-0445 or email our Ordinance Officer, at

Construction Permit Information


Michigan Codes Currently Enforced
2009 Michigan Uniform Energy Code - Commercial
2012 Michigan Building Code
2012 Michigan Mechanical Code
2012 Michigan Plumbing Code
2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code
2014 Michigan Part 8. Electrical Code
2015 Michigan Residential Code
2015 Michigan Energy Code - Residential (chapter 11 in residential code)


Dept. Contacts

  • Director
    Building Director
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2163
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Building & Safety Clerk
    Cathy Kmiotek
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2109
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer
    Tom Chorkey
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2339
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Building Inspector / Plan Reviewer
    Mike Dalton
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2119
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Ordinance Officer

    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2119
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Mechanical Inspector
    Rob Secco
  • Electrical Inspector
    Robert Lenz
  • Plumbing Inspector
    Bernie Zarb