Building & Code Enforcement
March 30, 2017
The code enforcement division is under the supervision of the Building Official.
The goal of the code enforcement division is to enforce the Linden Municipal Code, including those portions pertaining to vehicles, junk, debris, and weeds etc. . . Ordinance enforcement is a complaint driven process.
Our department is responsible for effectively administering the State of Michigan Building Codes and the Ordinances of the City of Linden in order to ensure public health, safety, and welfare within our city limits. Our department processes building permit applications, but separate applications from the State of Michigan must be completed for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work permits. The City of Linden does not process these types of applications or perform inspections for this work. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Permit Division can be reached at (810) 241-9313.
REQUIRED CITY HOUSING INSPECTION
Per Chapter 15.08 of the City of Linden Municipal Code, the City requires a housing inspection to be done on all homes being sold within the City limits. This inspection must be completed before the sale of the property and is conducted by the Building Official. The housing inspection is a way to close expired or open building permits, and check for health and safety violations. If violations are found, a waiver can be signed by the seller and buyer, making the buyer responsible for repairs that may be required. The inspection fee is $50 and covers the initial inspection and a follow up inspection, if corrections are required. Inspection appointments can be scheduled at City Hall, where the fee must be paid before an inspection can be completed.
Check Your Deck: A Saftey Overview (video courtesy of the Rochester Hills Building Department)
Building Official and Code Enforcement
132 E. Broad St.
P.O. Box 507
Linden, MI 48451
Tel: (810) 735-7980