Welcome to the Flat Rock Building Department


Due to the increase of Covid cases, City Hall will be open by appointment only. If you need to make a payment please use the drop box in the parking lot or in the lobby.

Please call Clerks: 782-2455

Building: 782-0445

DPS&Water: 782-2470

Treasurer: 782-2463

Assessor: 789-2321

Economic Development: 789-2323

Any projects that require a permit through the City that HAVE NOT been approved by a City Inspector and DO NOT have a permit on file, the responsible party will be issued a Civil Municiple Infraction.

Our Building/Zoning Fee Schedule has changed as of July 1st, 2020. Please click the link to view fees. All Business Licenses, Business and Residential C of O's, and Rental Inspections will require an inspection by the City of Flat Rock Fire Department and Building Department. A fee will be required per our ordinance under special inspection and will be $60 per inspection. Re inspection fees will be $85. We will will not issue any C of O, Rental or Business license without fire and building approval.


Electrical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Mechanical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Plumbing Inspector Schedule:

Thursdays Only

9:00 AM 12:00 PM


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 Building Director



Building Inspection:




Office Hours:

8:00 AM-4:30 PM


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

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 buildingsafety@flatrockmi.org.

2015 Michigan Building Code


- 2015 Michigan Uniform Energy Code (effective September 20, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings (effective September 13, 2016)
- NEC 2017 Michigan Electrical Code with Part 8 Amendments (effective January 4,2019)
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (effective April 20, 2015)
- 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code (effective April 12, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code (effective April 20, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Residential Code (effective February 18, 2016)
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (effective July 3, 2019)
- 2015 National Fire Code (as referenced inside the Michigan Building Code)


Dept. Contacts

  • Building & Safety Clerk
    Jennifer Liedel
    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
    Chuck Gillenwater
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2135
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Mechanical Inspector
    Rob Secco
  • Electrical Inspector
    Jeffery Dommer
  • Plumbing Inspector
    Bernie Zarb