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Chippewa County Building Department



319 Court Street

Sault ste. Marie, MI 49783

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 10:00am or by appointment



Building Inspectors:

Frank Sims

Michael Ryckeghem


Demolition Guidelines

Building Permit Application

Building Permit Process:

Permits shall be obtained and posted prior to starting work.



Site Plan Review & Application Forms approved by Township Zoning Administrations and Chippewa County Building Inspector


Official Address Form

Chippewa County Equalization
319 Court Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

906-635-6372 (Fax)


Building Permit Checklist

For required completeness of plans or drawings review the items below:

As a minimum, this office will require 2 sets of plans and specifications, drawn to scale, with sufficient clarity and detail dimensions to show the nature and character of the work to be performed. Including but not limited to:


a) Floor Plans of each floor including exterior dimensions, locations of windows and doors, and identification of all spaces and rooms.


b) Footing and foundation plan including all dimensions, any supporting beams and posts or piers.


c) Exterior Elevations including windows, doors, decks, dormers, roof lines and other projections. Final grade lines shall be shown.


d) Cross Section through exterior wall from footing to highest point on roof. Include joists, beams, rafters, trusses, or other structural members. Identify members and indicate sizes.


e) Site Plan showing location of building or structure, with measurements, in relation to lot lines and other buildings or structures.


Section 106.1 of the Michigan Building Code states, The Construction Documents shall be prepared by or under the direct supervision of a Registered Design Professional when required by article 20 of Public Act 299, and know as the Michigan Occupational Code. This section shall not apply to a residential building containing not more than 3,500 square feet of calculated floor area.


Building permits are issued by Chippewa County

Chippewa County Building Department
319 Court Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Office 906-635-6362

Frank Sims Cell 906-630-0298


Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits are done by the State of Michigan

Electrical Inspection                             Ben Bourque (906) 241-3424 

Plumbing Inspection                            Craig Cole (906) 235-8417

Mechanical Inspection                          Keith Olson (906) 241-0730

State permits online at

Electrical permit for DeTour Village/DeTour Township only

Electrical Inspection - DeTour               Steve Harrison  (906) 647-9595

Click here for the DeTour Village/DeTour Township Electrical Permit Application

Flood Plain

Linda Hansen 906-483-3896


Building Code Board of Appeals


Building Permits
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