Livingston County Building Department
Livingston County, MichiganBuilding Department
Livingston County
Building Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 517.546.3240
Fax: 517.546.7461
Inspection Request Line:  517.546.3830
General Dept. Email:
For specific emails see About Us

Livingston County Building Department

Our Department is open for business.   A mask is required to enter our building.   Please plan accordingly.  Stay Safe!

Livingston County Building Dept is now permitting & inspecting for City of Williamston!

IVR updates are complete! You can now receive call back with inspection results. Exciting NEW SelecTXT function. Text in inspection requests and receive inspection results via texts.

If you are looking for Online Permitting or permit information, click on this link to search by address:

** Please Note - Credit Card payments will be assessed a processing fee of approx. 3% of total fee paid with a Minimum $2.00 charge. This charge is from the credit card processing company**

 Our Mission...

is to assure building owners of sound, safe and sanitary structures and systems within structures and to assure all building users that their safety and welfare are protected by enforcement of the State Building Code with competent inspectors applying consistent and uniform building standards throughout the county.


A permit is a license which grants legal permission to start construction of a building project.  Any individual or firm that will engage in the construction or alteration of any residential or commercial structure needs a permit. 
  • General permit information

Do I need a permit? What type? How much is it? What do I have to do?  Check the FAQs
  • Obtaining a residential permit

  • Obtaining a commercial permit

 Automated Building Inspection System

Need to Schedule an Inspection?

The Inspection Request Line is an automated system that allows callers to use a touch phone to schedule inspections

You will be able to request inspections for the next available day. 

See more details...

Call: 517.546.3830 to get started.
Card payments assessed a 3% fee, Min $2 charge
 If you need to pay an inspection fee you can   

 PDF DocumentDownload the Credit Card Form.