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Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of permits and inspections for building, concrete, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and signs; zoning enforcement and reviewing site plans.


You must obtain a building permit before beginning any new construction or making any structural alterations.


Application for a permit must be accompanied by complete plans and specifications for construction, including a sketch. Contact the Village of Ortonville Building Department for site plan review and approval prior to submitting plans for permit issuance. Some common activities that require a permit include: building a deck, replacing a furnace or water heater, installing central air or installing a swimming pool.


Village of Ortonville Fee Schedule


Gerry Edwards is the building official for the Village of Ortonville. He is responsible for building inspections and plan reviews.  You can reach him at the main village phone number: 248-627-4976. If he is unavailable, please leave a message.

Jerry Hobson is the village's mechanical and plumbing inspector.

Mike Kyle is the village's electrical inspector.


The Ortonville Zoning Ordinance can help you know what is permissible on a property within the Village. To view a copy of the Village of Ortonville Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map (which will help you see within which zoning district your parcel is located) and Code of Ordinances, visit the Ordinances page.

Building Department Forms

There are various forms and applications needed when doing certain projects within the village. To download the form you need, go to the Forms and Permits page.


Building and trades permit applications can be submitted via email to 


At this time, associated permit fees can be paid by cash, check or money order via mail, in person at 476 Mill Street, or outside the Village office via the dropbox.

Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.