Welcome to the Flat Rock Building Department


Due to the increase of Covid cases, City Hall will be open by appointment only. If you need to make a payment please use the drop box in the parking lot or in the lobby.

Please call Clerks: 782-2455

Building: 782-0445

DPS&Water: 782-2470

Treasurer: 782-2463

Assessor: 789-2321

Economic Development: 789-2323

Any projects that require a permit through the City that HAVE NOT been approved by a City Inspector and DO NOT have a permit on file, the responsible party will be issued a Civil Municiple Infraction.

Our Building/Zoning Fee Schedule has changed as of July 1st, 2020. Please click the link to view fees. All Business Licenses, Business and Residential C of O's, and Rental Inspections will require an inspection by the City of Flat Rock Fire Department and Building Department. A fee will be required per our ordinance under special inspection and will be $60 per inspection. Re inspection fees will be $85. We will will not issue any C of O, Rental or Business license without fire and building approval.


Electrical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Mechanical Inspector Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday  

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Plumbing Inspector Schedule:

Thursdays Only

9:00 AM 12:00 PM


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 Building Director



Building Inspection:




Office Hours:

8:00 AM-4:30 PM


Phone:  (734) 782-0445
Fax:       (734) 783-0304

Temporary Outdoor Seating Permits


Is your dining area now limited due to Covid-19 regulations? The Building department is here to help. We are temporarily allowing businesses to apply for outdoor dining space. Please look at the list of requirements and submit your request on the provided form to jliedel@flatrockmi.org. If you have any further questions, please call us at the office.

Property Maintenance


  • All lawns must be properly and consistently maintained.  Grass and weeds should be kept under 6".
  • All property owners or occupants must maintain their property, including keeping the grounds free of litter, debris, weeds and junk.
  • Certain items can not be stored outside, such as interior furniture, inoperable vehicles, garbage not in approved containers and construction debris.
  • Firewood must be stored 12 inches off the ground.
  • Homeowners could face penalties for violating city ordinances regarding property maintenance.

Need to report a problem?  Please call (734) 782-0445 or email our Ordinance Officer, at buildingsafety@flatrockmi.org.

2015 Michigan Building Code


- 2015 Michigan Uniform Energy Code (effective September 20, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings (effective September 13, 2016)
- NEC 2017 Michigan Electrical Code with Part 8 Amendments (effective January 4,2019)
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (effective April 20, 2015)
- 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code (effective April 12, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code (effective April 20, 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Residential Code (effective February 18, 2016)
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (effective July 3, 2019)
- 2015 National Fire Code (as referenced inside the Michigan Building Code)


Dept. Contacts

  • Building & Safety Clerk
    Jennifer Liedel
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2109
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer
    Tom Chorkey
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2339
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Building Inspector / Plan Reviewer
    Mike Dalton
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2119
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Ordinance Officer
    Chuck Gillenwater
    Phone: (734) 782-0445
    Extension: 2135
    Fax: (734) 783-0304
  • Mechanical Inspector
    Rob Secco
  • Electrical Inspector
    Jeffery Dommer
  • Plumbing Inspector
    Bernie Zarb