Chippewa County Building Department & Drain Commission


319 Court Street

Sault ste. Marie, MI 49783

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

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



Building Inspector:

Jay Predmore

Drain Commissioner:

Anthony Stackpoole




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

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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

Jay Cell 906-630-0298


Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits are done by the state

Electrical Inspection Ben Bourque 906-241-3424
Plumbing Inspection Craig Cole 906-235-8417
Mechanical Inspection Matt Gay 906-241-0730

State permits online at

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Flood Plain

Linda D. Hansen 906-353-7522