Building Department

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT

The Building Department enforces the State of Michigan Building Codes and issues permits for new construction, repairs and alterations to existing structures, additions, signs, swimming pools and electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning and sewer work, and zoning permits for sheds and fences.

This department performs inspections. They are also responsible for code enforcement, inspections regarding re-sale of one and two-family homes, certificate of occupancy inspections for renting existing commercial buildings and the registration and inspection of all rental dwelling units in the City of Trenton.

All site development plan submittals and construction plans come through this department. Lot division and combination requests, rezoning requests and variances through the Zoning Board of Appeals and Adjustments are initiated in this department.


  1. Physical Address
    2800 Third St.
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Phone: 734-675-8251
    Fax: 734-675-8504

  2. Virgil Maiani

    Building Official

  3. William Bissland

    Building Inspector Ordinance Officer

  4. Tanja Begeman

    Clerk

  5. Cary Bialy

    Clerk, Part-Time