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City Provides Updates on Building Inspections, Plan Review and Permit Processing

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May 13, 2020 - ​The City of Ann Arbor is providing updates on operations involving construction plan review, permits and inspections amid the State of Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. ​

Plan review and permit submission:

  • In accordance with the state executive order, permit applications and plans for review will continue with digital submission via email (up to 150MB) using the building@a2gov.org email address.

  • At this time, expedited plan reviews have been suspended until further notice. The city will actively assess the demand for this service and, when the state stay-home executive order is lifted, will determine when conditions will allow for expedited reviews to resume.

  • Issued permits and approved plans will be posted online for public access via eTRAKiT at https://etrakit.a2gov.org/etrakit3/.

  • Invoices can be paid ​​online​. (Click the “pay for" pull-down menu, then click “invoices." A service fee will apply). When prompted for a password, please enter your ZIP Code as it appears on the invoice. Payment may also be submitted via mail to the city's third party payment processing center: Dept #77621, City of Ann Arbor Treasurer, PO Box 77000, Detroit, MI 48277-0621.​​

  • Questions regarding plan review can be directed to Deputy Building Official Mike Lemieux at mlemieux@a2gov.org or Development Services Inspector Chris MacFarland at cmacfarland@a2gov.org.

Inspections:

  • Onsite inspections for building and trades have continued (as of Monday, May 11). Inspections should be requested online through eTRAKiT at https://etrakit.a2gov.org/etrakit3/. Inspectors will continue regular communications with the public to discuss their inspection needs and verify timing. 

  • Inspections for rental properties will resume after the statewide stay-home order has been lifted.

  • As a regular protocol for both building and rental inspections, the city will screen all inspectors daily for COVID-19 symptoms, inspectors will be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment, and each inspection will be performed adhering to the 6-foot distancing requirement. 

  • Alternate means of inspections will remain an option as determined and agreed upon between project leaders and inspectors.   

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Contact Information

Lisha Turner-Tolbert
Building and Rental Services Manager
LTurner-Tolbert@a2gov.org


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