Building Division

Community Development

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MESSAGE FROM ROYAL OAK BUILDING DEPT:

The Building Department is currently closed. We encourage anyone that can hold off on projects to due so. 

EMERGENCY WORK

If your work is an emergency, you will need to notify the city prior to starting work. You can notify the city by either applying online or sending an email to building@romi.gov. In order to apply online, you will need to be registered with the city and have a BS&A online account. If you are notifying through email you will need to provide all contractor information, project address, and work description. Regardless of your method of notification, you will not receive a response until the department reopens. 

INSPECTIONS (Applies to existing permits as well as emergency work) 

Permit holders are responsible to ensure that all work is complies with code. When ever possible we expect work to remain exposed until we can resume inspections. If keeping the work exposed is not possible, you will need to document the work with pictures and videos. IF YOU COVER WORK PRIOR TO AN INSPECTION, YOU ARE DOING SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

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Responsibilities


Under the direct supervision of Jason Craig, Chief Building Official, the Building Department is charged with the following responsibilities.

Building Inspection


Building Inspection is responsible for issuing permits for commercial and residential construction projects, performing related electrical, structural and plumbing inspections and enforcing compliance with local ordinance as they apply to these functions. Many of Building Inspection's informational handouts and required applications are available online in PDF format.

Ordinance Enforcement


Ordinance Enforcement responsible for enforcing city ordinances that address commercial and residential property maintenance, merchant licensing, and public health and safety issues.

Rental Inspection


The Rental Inspectors perform regular checks of all apartments, hotels, motels, and houses offered for rent within the city. Many of Rental Housing Inspection's informational handouts and applications are available online in PDF format.