NOTICE: As of October 1, 2015 the Newaygo County Buildling Department has updated and revised all permit applications and fee schedules. If the wrong form is submitted, the permit process will be delayed.
Now accepting all major credit cards. A non-refundable service fee is applied for this service.
Any work started prior to obtaining the proper permits will require the permit fee to be doubled (not to exceed $600).
A reasonable amount of time is required for inspection requests per code. Same day inspection requests when permit is applied for will be assumed work has been done prior.
Failure to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to occupying a new structure/building will be charged $100 in addition to any required permit fees. A $25 fee will be charged to all others requesting a Certificate of Occupancy, with the exception of the original contractor or homeowner of the original building permit.
An $100 fee will be charged for a Stop Work Order on open permits when the project scope does not match the permit issued or does not comply with code.
A residential demolition permit fee is now $70 and a commercial demolition permit is now $100 (base fee which includes 1 inspection).
A permit remains valid for one year as long as work is progressing and inspections are requested and conducted. A permit will be closed when no inspections are requested and conducted within 180 days of the date of issuance or the date of a previous inspection. Closed permits cannot be refunded and a new permit will be required to complete work.
A contractor, or homeowner, will be required to bring all outstanding fees whole before being issued any additional permits.
Mission Statement: The Newaygo County Department of Building Safety & Permits mission is to provide for safe and habitable structures, to ensure public health, safety and welfare, through competent code enforcement.
The Department of Building Safety & Permits is divided into several areas of code enforcement. Each area relates to various codes that the Department is responsible to enforce. The divisions are Permitting, Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing. The Building Official is the executive officer of the Department's enforcement.