D. J. Boulier, Building Inspector

Your home improvement project may require a permit – The Building Department is here to help.

Most home improvement projects require a permit prior to beginning construction. Always check to see is a permit is required for your project.

All projects require a set of detailed plans so we can make sure you’re headed in the right direction – mistakes on paper are easily corrected. During your planning process, feel free to call or visit the Building Department for advice or printed materials that may help with your project.

Code of Ordinances

Building Permit applications are available online:
Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Mechanical Permit                                                                                                               Plumbing Permit
Zoning Permit


Final Zoning Map Click Here.


For detailed planning documents, including the Comprehensive Plan, navigate to the Resources tab->Planning Documents.


In April of this year, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2012-03 which requires the registration of all residential rental units. If you are the owner of rental property within the City, you must file a Rental Registration with the St. Clair Building Department by December 31, 2012–Rental Registration form and schedule of fees. The complete Ordinance can be viewed by clicking here.