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The contractor is responsible for the obtaining the permit. CAUTION should be exercised if the person or company you are contracting with urges or requests you to obtain the permit.
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There are some things to check first:
You may obtain a copy of all permit applications on our website by visiting www.canton-mi.org/245.
Also take a look at our handout regarding the difference between building permit items and zoning ordinance compliance permits on our division webpage.
The requirements for a homeowner’s permit are as follows:
Property is homeowner’s primary residence and driver’s license verifies address.
Fees are based on the fee schedule.
New construction valuation amounts are determined by Building department staff according to the most current ICC valuation chart.
A Permit Number, inspection code and paid fees are required to schedule an inspection. Call our C.A.P.S. line at 734-710-0356. A list of inspection codes is available on our department webpage.
When you add your contractor to the portal, start out typing the name of the business. The contractor should pop-up for you to add. If your contractor does not show, please contact us so we can check the status of their license.
Yes. Register for the portal as a CONTRACTOR. All of the permits you are listed on will show up in My Items under Permit Applications.
The applicant must sign on to the portal and click on MY ITEMS then MY PERMIT APPLICATIONS. Click on the blue permit number in question then click on EDIT PERMIT INFORMATION in the top right corner of the screen.
No, there is no phone app for the CityView Portal.
No, only one portal user can be linked to each license number.
Trade permits are usually processed within 3 business days on the portal.
Unfortunately, our department does not give scheduled times or appointments. If you have confirmation of your inspection scheduled for that particular day, the inspector will be there that day; typically, between 8:30am-3:30pm. You may also check the CityView portal for the date of your inspection.
No, a building permit must be pulled and issued prior to applying for respective trade permits.