Permits

Permits and Applications

Permits are required for construction activities on properties within the city.  These applications are used to reduce potential hazards and unsafe construction practices.  Please contact the Department of Community Development to learn more about these services at 269-329-4466.

FAQ’s for Permits Forms & Applications


  1. Commericial Permits
  2. Residential Permits
  3. Resources

Commercial Project Applications and Fees


Commercial Development Guide

Sign Guide

Backflow Prevention Test Form                                        Soil Erosion Permit/Information
BS&A On-Line Account Registration                                Sign or Mural Permit
Commercial Development Application                            Special Land Use Permit
Contractor Registration Form                                            Street Tree Application/Guide                   
Request for Certificate of Occupancy  

Trade Permits - Apply Here

Trade permits include:  Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Permits

Staff Contacts
Terry Novak
Deputy Director Building Services
Novakt@portagemi.gov
269-329-4467

Brady VanderVeen, Senior Building Inspector
vandervb@portagemi.gov
269-324-9281
Craig Hanosh, Building Inspector
hanoshc@portagemi.gov
269-329-4478
David Sliwa, Electrical Inspector
sliwad@portagemi.gov
269-329-4469
Gary Jensen, Plumbing Inspector
jenseng@portagemi.gov
269-329-4470
Scott Rogers, Mechanical Inspector
rogerss@portagemi.gov
269-329-4468
Daniel DeCamp, Permit Clerk
decampd@portagemi.gov
269-329-4466