Due to the Covid-19 emergency and until further notice the Bruce Township Building Department has made the following adjustments:
1. The Building Department will NOT be open to the public.
2. Inspections of owner-occupied homes will remain SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; however, if you believe this causes a hardship, please call the Building Department and they will decide the best course of action.
3. All permits, applications and fees can be put in the Township drop box (located near the rear entrance of the building) or mailed. Permits can be found online at www.brucetwp.org.
4. Only NEW homes and NEW projects will receive inspections. NO ONE will be allowed on site during our inspections. If workers are present, inspectors will leave, and you will be charged a reinspection fee.
5. If you must enter the Township, MASKS ARE REQUIRED, and hand sanitizer will be available.
6. Please direct questions to 586-752-4585 ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure messages contain contact information, including phone number.
Building Supervisor | Richard Cory (Ext. 115)
Building Official | Ray Hicks
Building Secretary | Bonnie Scherr (Ext. 120)
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector | Tim Israel
Electrical Inspector | Tim Dillon
Secretaries | Lisa Cross
Direct Line | 586-258-7053
Email | email@example.com
Fax | 586-752-4866
Address posts are required per Bruce Township Ordinance #172 at all residential dwellings.
All Permits & Forms
The building department has written information available for various types of construction projects. Projects which require permits include: new construction, structural changes, decks, swimming pools, accessory buildings over 200 square feet, and replacement of roofing when the original shingles are removed. In addition to a building permit, permits are required for plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work. Examples include lawn sprinklers, fireplaces, and replacing or adding a furnace or air conditioning, among others. Check with the department regarding your project.
To obtain a building permit construction plans must be submitted to the department for review along with site plans and permits from other agencies. A complete list of these requirements is available from our office. The Macomb County Health Department regulates and issues permits for wells and septic fields. Bruce Township has a limited area served by sanitary sewers and permits for work on the sanitary sewer are obtained from our department. Residential plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits are issued without a separate review process.
The building inspector is generally available for questions during the week between 8:15 and 9 am. Otherwise, all inspectors will return phone calls during the day as their inspection schedules allow. Twenty-four hour notice is required for scheduling inspections. Inspections can be scheduled in person or by phone. If staff is not available to answer the phone, information can be left on voice mail at extension 122. Information necessary for scheduling inspections includes: type of inspection, job address, date inspection is needed, name & phone number of caller, and any special entry instructions.