Building Services

Building Services oversees all new construction and additions to existing buildings in the city, including industrial, commercial and residential properties. The Department also ensures that all construction meets State of Michigan Codes. Building Division inspectors review construction at certain stages and at the conclusion of all projects to ensure compliance with all the City's Building Codes and Construction Standards.

Please contact the Building Services Department at 517-423-2107, press option 4
All permit forms can be emailed to: or faxed to 517-423-3610

Issuing building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits, site plan review, zoning compliance, property maintenance complaints, noxious weed complaints, setting Zoning Board of Appeals dates, Planning Commission meetings, Historic Preservation Commission meetings, Construction Board of Appeals, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and similar matters. Ed Engle is the Development Services Director, Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator.

Useful Phone Numbers:
State of Michigan (Administration)  (517) 241-9302
MISS DIG  (800) 482-7171
Consumers Energy (Gas & Electric)  (800) 477-5050
Lenawee County Health Department  (517) 264-5204
Midwest Energy Cooperative  (800) 492-5989
Midwest Energy Cooperative  (517) 263-1808

Welcome To Tecumseh

Tecumseh, Michigan, is a vibrant small community, situated 25 miles southwest of Ann Arbor, and 45 miles northwest of Toledo. Nestled into the rolling landscape of Lenawee County, the city's location provides easy access to major highways and transportation hubs. Tecumseh is home to over 8,600 residents and 300 innovative businesses, with over 350 acres of parks, a performing arts theater, and numerous festivals throughout the year.