Information Sheets

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Below are a list of the most common construction "how to" questions we receive. If you have suggestions for others you would like to see included, please email us at​​.


Click on the links below to view a PDF document.

•  Basement Remodeli​ng (PDF)

•  Building Codes (PDF)

•  Building Permit Checklist - 1 & 2 Family Residential (PDF)

•  Building Permit Checklist - Commercial & Multi-Family (PDF)

•  Construction Drawing Requirements - Residential (PDF)

•  Decks (PDF)

•  Demolition Procedures (PDF)

•  Egress Windows (PDF)

•  Fence Gui​delines​ (PDF)

•  Fences in Floodplains (PDF)

•  Garages, Carports and Accessory Buildings (PDF)

•  Inspections - Required Residential Building Inspections (PDF)

•  Interior Remodeling (PDF)

•  Michigan Uniform Energy Code 2003 (PDF)

•  Orangeburg Piping (PDF)

•  Permits - Cancelled and Expired Construction Permits (PDF)

• Pool Requiremen​ts

•  Ramps (PDF)

•  Select a Contractor (PDF)

•  Smoke Detectors (PDF)

​• Special Inspections (link)

•  Stairs (PDF)

•  Windows (PDF)​

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

Building and Rental Services Manager
Lisha Turner-Tolbert
734.794.6000 x42669

Construction Administrative Specialist: 734.794.6263​

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