The City of Farmington Hills Building Division has streamlined the process for contractors and residents seeking building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing inspections.  In the past, requests have gone to a phone line with voicemail messages relayed to inspectors.  The inspection request phone line, 248-871-2460, is now de-activated and inspection requests are being accepted exclusively via email at
Using email streamlines the inspection process by increasing the clarity of the message, and providing a time and date stamp on the request.  Contractors and residents need to provide the following information when sending an email to

  • Type of inspection (building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing)
  • Permit number for the project
  • Address for the inspection
  • Preferred date for the inspection
  • Contact phone number (optional if email correspondence is preferred) 

Building Division staff will reply via email to all inspection requests.  Inspections take place Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  Please be aware that next-day service is not always possible.  Common repairs or improvements that require a permit include sheds, roofing, siding, window replacement, sprinkler systems, sump pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners.  Click here for a complete list of instances when a permit is required.
For more information, contact the Building Division at 248-871-2450.