The City routinely inspects and clears catch basins throughout the City. However, if you see a clogged catch basin please contact City Hall or clear the obstruction. This will help reduce street flooding during a heavy rain event.
Building and Development Office: 313-885-4285
The Building Department is responsible for ensuring the construction of residential and commercial structures are safe for all persons in the City of Grosse Pointe Farms community through enforcing compliance of the current codes. This is achieved by completing plans examination and conducting necessary inspections throughout the construction and occupancy process.
Wonder what the Miss Dig flag colors mean?
Toll free call to 800-482-7171 or 811 reaches the MISS DIG System
Website - MISS DIG System
What/When do I need a permit?
Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are required for most remodeling and new projects, such as: additions, decks, sheds, garages, fencing, pools, furnaces, air conditioning units, hot tubs, water heaters, etc. Permit fees vary depending on the project and are issued by the Department of Public Service located at City Hall.
When do I need a Certificate of Occupancy?
A current Certificate of Occupancy is required when selling or renting a home in the Farms. Contact the Department of Public Service at 885-4285 for inspection details