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The following codes are being enforced:
2015 Michigan Residential Code
2017 National Electrical Code *Including 2017 Mi. Part 8 Rules
Commercial:
2015 Michigan Building Code
2012 Michigan Uniform Energy Code
2015 Michigan Plumbing Code
2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2017 Michigan Electrical Code
2017 National Electrical Code *Including 2017 Mi. Part 8 Rules
2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code
Building Permit applications received on or after this date will be reviewed and inspections will be performed based upon compliance with these new code editions.

The Building Division’s primary duties include the review of construction plans and documents, the issuance of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits and the inspection of new and renovated structures for compliance with applicable codes and standards. It maintains permit and plan records and provides professional administrative staff to the Construction Board of Appeals and Electrical Board.

Residents please note…
If you are thinking of renovating, remodeling or building a new home or accessory structure, please contact your subdivision association to determine whether the subdivision deeds, conditions, and restrictions apply to your residential project. In some cases, they may be different or more restrictive than those covered under the Township Zoning Ordinances and state building codes. Deed restrictions are privately regulated and enforced by the subdivision association and not the Township.  Click here to view Residential Construction in Bloomfield Township Brochure

Please be aware of changes to Building Division operations due to COVID-19:  In accordance with the Governor’s Orders, as of May 7, 2020 the Building Division will begin to release permits that have been in queue since the Stay Home Order was revised.  We will be requiring that all customers adhere strictly to the following protocols until further notice:

  • There will be no public admittance into Bloomfield Township buildings.
  • Building Division staff will be working both in the office and remotely from home.  
  • Inspections will need to be properly scheduled as normal via the inspection line on 248-594-2818 or via the BS&A database as normal. 
  • Inspectors will be working remotely and begin making scheduled inspections on Monday, May 11.
  • Applications for permits can be submitted via mail or to the drop box in the main lobby of Township Hall.
  • Fees can now be paid on line with credit cards. All online credit card transaction fees will be waived for the month of May 2020. 
  • Large sets of plans submitted for application can be dropped off to the Police Department.  
  • When permits are issued and ready for pick up, you will be contacted with the fees as normal and payment options will be discussed at this time. Once the fees are paid, you will need to contact the Building Division at 248-433-7715 for an appointment to pick up your permits and any respective stamped plans. The documents will be made available for pick up by appointment only.  Permits and approved plans will be placed in the OUTER VESTIBULE of the Planning, Building and Ordinance Department lower level entrance once the appointment is coordinated with the Building Division. AGAIN, THERE IS TO BE NO ADMITTANCE INTO THE LOWER LEVEL PBO OFFICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Once in the parking lot, you must call the Building Division main office at 248-433-7715 to get clearance to come into the vestibule. When picking up your documents, it is mandatory that you wear a mask and only one individual will be permitted within the vestibule area at a time. This will be closely monitored and anyone not in compliance will not be permitted to enter the vestibule.
  • Click here to view updated FAQ information


Staff

Building Official – George Kilpatrick
Building Official – George Kilpatrick

  • Act 407 Registered Building Official
  • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
  • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Builder
  • Michigan Public Service Institute Certification
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspector’s Association
    • Oakland County Building Officials Association
    • Huron Valley Code Officials
    • Code Officials Conference of Michigan
    • International Code Council

    The Building Official administrates and enforces the adopted Building Codes and Township Ordinances. The Building Official oversees the inspection staff of the Building Division, and performs plan reviews and field inspections.

    Project Coordinator/Building Inspector  – Chris FoxProject Coordinator/Building Inspector  – Chris Fox

    • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Member of Huron Valley Code Officials
    • Member of Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspectors Association

    Building Inspector/Ordinance Enforcement Officer - Bob ThibeaultBuilding Inspector/Ordinance Enforcement Officer - Bob Thibeault

    • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder
    • Sworn Bloomfield Township Ordinance Enforcement officer

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Southeast Michigan Building Officials & Inspectors Association
    • Huron Valley Association of Code Officials
    • Downriver Association of Code Officials

    Building/Mechanical Inspector - Bill MyersBuilding/Mechanical Inspector - Bill Myers

    • Act 407 Registered Building/Mechanical Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder
    • Licensed Mechanical Contractor

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Southeast Michigan Building Officials & Inspectors Association
    • Huron Valley Association of Code Officials
    • Downriver Association of Code Officials Michigan Mechanical Inspection Association
    • Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan

    Electrical Inspector – Rick FirlikElectrical Inspector – Rick Firlik

    • Act 407 Registered Electrical Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Master Electrician
    • Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Professional Affiliations:

    • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
    • Reciprocal Electrical Council of Inspectors

    Mechanical Inspector – Tom BensonMechanical Inspector – Tom Benson

  • Act 407 Registered Mechanical Inspector
  • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • Licensed Builder
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • Michigan Mechanical Inspection Association
    • Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan

    Plumbing Inspector – Steve Fink

    • Act 407 Registered Plumbing Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Registered Backflow Tester
    • ASSE Certified Cross Connection Inspector

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Water Works Association
    • Plumbing Inspectors Association of Michigan
    • Tri-County Plumbing Association