Building Department

3800 Lapeer Road
Port Huron Township, MI 48060

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mission Statement

“Our Mission is to effectively administer the State of Michigan Construction Codes and local ordinances to ensure public health, safety and welfare; to provide professional services to our customers and residents that will encourage the selection of Port Huron Township as the preferred location to live, work and invest; while striving to preserve and promote the quality of life in our community”


To be the best Building Department in the Blue Water Area by:

  • Providing accurate and thorough plan reviews and inspections.
  • Providing consistency in plan reviews, inspections and ordinance enforcement
  • Being the most innovative building department
  • Being the most professional building department
  • Being the most helpful and personal building
  • Being the quickest and most accurate building department
  • Making this department the one that everyone wants to work with
  • Being consistent and fair in all that we do
  • Being respected by our customers, other departments and other communities
  • Being the standard that other departments strive for

Issuance of Permits Policy

Please be aware that Permits for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical work are required to be submitted and approved prior to the start of any work.  Permits must be delivered, faxed or emailed to the Township Building Department prior to work starting.  In the event of an emergency, an email or a call can be made to the Building Department requesting assistance regarding the immediate issuance of a permit. Permit applications are available below on this webpage.

Normally building and zoning permits for new structures or additions are approved within 3 to 10 business days.  Many of the electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits that are required for items like additional wiring for garage door openers, new water heaters, or gas fireplace inserts can be obtained the same day.

In an effort to ensure that unethical contractors or individuals are not attempting to default on meeting the requirements of State and Local codes and ordinances or bypass the required safety inspections, Municipal Civil Infraction fines will be issued when a permit has not been submitted to and approved by the Building Department prior to the start of work.

Please feel free to call the Township with any questions you may have.  We will be very happy to assist you.

Applications, Permits & Fees

PDF Icon Building Permit Application
PDF Icon Electrical Permit Application
PDF Icon Fee Schedule
PDF Icon ICC Building Valuation Data (2010)
PDF Icon Manufactured Home Permit
PDF Icon Mechanical Permit Application
PDF Icon Michigan Residential Energy Code Worksheet (2015)
PDF Icon Planning Commission Application
PDF Icon Plumbing Permit Application
PDF Icon Special Use and Rezoning Application
PDF Icon Sketch Plan Review Application
PDF Icon Zoning Boad of Appeals Application
PDF Icon Zoning Permit Application

General Information

PDF Icon Accessory Structure Construction Policy
PDF Icon Animal Regulations - Summary
PDF Icon Building/Zoning Permit Application Information
 Covered Work Inspections
 Deck Construction Guide
PDF Icon Demolition Requirements
PDF Icon Dumpster Requirements
PDF Icon Engineering Design Standards
PDF Icon Firearms and Hunting
PDF Icon Landlord/Tenant Guide
PDF Icon Manufactured Home Sets
PDF Icon Pool Requirement Single Family Homes and Mobil Home Park
PDF Icon Sample Plot Plan
PDF Icon Site Plan Review Basic Infomation with Application

PDF Icon Site Plan Review Process
PDF Icon Special Inspection Program Guide
PDF Icon Special Inspection Testing Agreement
 Statement of Special Inspections
PDF Icon Zoning Map

Other Helpful Information & Links

PDF Icon SOM Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup
PDF Icon SOM Floodplain Quick Guide


Port Huron Master Plan

The Master Plan for Port Huron Township was updated for 2023-2027.  To view the Master Plan, click on the links below or visit the Township Hall. 

Mike Hernandez
Building Department
Stephen N. Cassin, AICP
Planning/Zoning Consultant
Tom Dunn
Building Offical