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OCS Update

November 18, 2020: Effective immediately, we are suspending all inspections of occupied dwellings. This will primarily effect furnace, water heater, air conditioner, and electrical service inspections. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors will not receive final inspections for occupied residences until we are at a level with the pandemic that is considered more safe. Inspections may still be scheduled for businesses where social distancing can be maintained and certainly, all new construction projects.

In certain situations where it is crucial to conduct an inspection, the inspector may conduct a video inspection at the inspectors discretion. These instances will be evaluated case by case.

When contracting work to be done to your home:

  • Always hire a State of Michigan licensed contractor, licensed in the trade  in which they are doing work.
  • Always have your contractor pull permits before the work has started.
  • Always make sure that your contractor shows you the copy of the permit, and displays it in a visible location.
  • If you have a contractor doing work for you make sure they pull a permit before the work is started. This is a safeguard for you.
  • Make sure that the contractor is licensed. If you have questions concerning an advertisement, ask to see a copy of their license. Check with the Building Department for any outstanding concerns/workmanship regarding your choice of contractor.


Contractor Registration
Required to be filled out by new contractors or ones that have had their license expire. New contractors who have never registered before are required to do so in person the first time. A copy of the license and driver's license is also required.


Verify a Contractor's License: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily