Construction and Building

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​​​​​​​The City of Ann Arbor Construction and Building Department is responsible for maintaining and tracking permits issued for all new construction, alterations, additions, repairs, and demolitions, along with inspecting all building pro​jects to assure compliance with the Michigan Residential Building Code. ​​​​


​Please see our Permits page​​ for more information.​

​​​​​​​​​**Im​​portant notice regarding building permit plan review statuses:**

​​​We have updated our status reporting methods to help you understand where your plans​ are in the review process. Please review the following building permit statuses and their description:

"UNDER REVIEW": Plans have been received by the building department and are being reviewed. We appreciate your patience as we ​ensure all building codes are met.

​"REVIEWED": Plans a​re in house and ready to be scanned, but are NOT ready for pickup. We will contact you once they are ready for pickup.

"APPROVED": Plans have been reviewed and are ready for pickup. You will receive a call or email once the permit reaches this status.

​"ISSUED": A permit will only be issued once all fees have been paid and plans are picked up from the Building Department. No work may commence before the permit has this status. ​

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Construction and Building
301 E. Huron St.
Larcom City Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Building Official
Glen A. Dempsey
734.794.6000 x42660

Deputy Building Official
Marc Howell
734.794.6000, ext. 42604 

Building and Rental Services Manager
Lisha Turner-Tolbert
734.794.6000 x42669

Construction Administrative Specialist: 734.794.6263​

For a dial by name directory call ​734.794.6000 then select Option 9