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    City Hall Location
    Business Hours: M-F 8AM - 5PM
    135 E Maumee St
    Adrian, MI 49221
    Tel: (517) 264-4881
    Fax: (517) 266-4693
    Email: somebody@ci.adrian.mi.us

Main contact 517-263-2161

Building Inspection

Governor Whitmer has issued an executive order, effective through April 13, 2020, to suspend all in-person activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The Building/Inspection Division staff will not be able to process applications and perform inspections during this time. However, we understand that some construction activities are urgent, and critical to property preservation, health and safety. If you have need to perform such urgent work, for which a permit and inspection are required, please contact the Building Official, Tony Nicholas by email at tnicholas@adrianmi.gov or by phone at 517-264-4869. Emails and voicemails will be monitored and responded to in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding.

The Building Inspection department helps to insure public health and safety as well as provides a safeguard for quality construction of residential and commercial structures in the city.

The building code division issues building permits for new construction and alterations to the interior and exterior of structures. It also reviews site plans and conducts occupancy inspections for new and existing buildings. Zoning enforcement is also conducted through this division of the department. Typical zoning code violations include: derelict and unlicensed autos, debris and garbage accumulation, repairs by unlicensed contractors.

Permits are also issued for electrical, mechanical and plumbing work. Permit applications are available at the Inspection Department, 3rd floor of Adrian City Hall. The Building/Inspection department is available Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. The Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Inspectors are available on the following schedule:

Electrical – Tuesday & Thursday (a.m.)
Mechanical – Tuesday & Thursday (a.m.)
Plumbing – Monday & Friday

Application for Certificate of Occupancy

Building Permit Application

Electrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Zoning Compliance Application

Historic District Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Application


COVID Inspection Protocol]

Accessory Buildings

Commercial Industrial Permit Requirements

Corner Clearance

Decks, Stairs, Handrails

Fence Regulations I

Fence Regulations II

Residential Permit Requirements


Swimming Pools & Spas

Wheelchair Ramps Residential Use

All applications for the Community Development Department can also be found in the Reference Desk section of ourĀ website.

Fee schedule
Please see individual applications for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing for fee schedule.

Contacts & Resources

MISS DIG: 800-482-7171 or 811
Consumers Energy (electric): 800-477-5050
Citizens Gas Fuel Co. (gas): 517-265-2144
County of Lenawee
State of Michigan (LARA)
City of Adrian Online Permitting

Contact Us
To schedule an inspection call the Inspection Department at 517-264-4814 orĀ email Michelle Johnson.

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