The Building Departments hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
We are closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm for lunch.
TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION:
CALL 734-281-4242 OR
EMAIL THE REQUEST TO JEN AT : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Riverview Building and Engineering Department administers local and state construction codes and engineering regulations protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The Department is responsible for:
- Building plan reviews
- Processing building and construction permits
- Contractor registration
- Building and trade inspections
- Business license – building and property maintenance and safety approval
- Flood plain information
- Stormwater maintenance agreements
- Rental inspection program
- Fire marshal coordination
Inspections and plan reviews are conducted using the following codes and regulations.
- 2015 Michigan Builder Code
- 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code
- 2015 Michigan Residential Code
- 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
- 2017 NEC (Michigan Electrical Code)
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
- 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code
- 2015 International Fire Code
- 2015 International Fuel Code
Building and Engineering staff operate under direction of the Community Development Department.
SALE OF HOME INSPECTIONS AND VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRATIONS
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016
The City of Riverview will conduct inspections on the sale of houses. The fee will be $200.00
Note: All new listings from July 1, 2016 will require the inspection. All homes listed prior to July 1st will not require a inspection. Home inspections are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday's from 9:00 am -11:00 am or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Residential For sale Information checklist
Residential For Sale Application
Affidavit for Assuming Violations
All vacant properties are required to be registered. The fee is $300.00 annually which is non-refundable
Vacant Property Registration
PERMIT FEES AND INSPECTIONS
City inspections are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The department issues a block time for inspections and does not schedule set times. A permit fee includes one inspection. An inspection fee is charged for a scheduled visit whether access is allowed or not. Property owners are advised to be sure inspector access is available during scheduled times to eliminate re-inspection charges. The department will not reschedule inspectors until all fees are paid in full. The navigation side bar links to applications and the fee schedule. The contact number is 734-281-4242 for questions and scheduling.
NEW CONSTRUCTION OR ADDITIONS
New construction or additions require three (3) sets of plans with the building permit application. Complete submittals allow projects to be reviewed and eliminate delays. A copy of your certified survey (as-built mortgage survey) with the proposed construction documents may expedite permit processing.
CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE
Contractor Registration fee is $50.00. Please include a copy of your Michigan Contractor's License and your driver's license. All permit applications must be accompanied with a certificate of insurance. Insurance companies may mail or fax the certificate to:
City of Riverview Building Department
14100 Civic Park Drive
Riverview, MI 48193
GRASS AND SNOW VIOLATIONS
All properties must be maintained in a secure manner and be free of grass and noxious weeds exceeding 8 inches in height under Ordinance Sections 74 (131-137). Snow and ice must be removed must be removed from city walks including corner crosswalks under Ordinance Section 54-8. Whenever any snow or ice has fallen or accumulated it shall be cleared within 24 hours after it has fallen or accumulated. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this requirement, the city may remove snow or ice and charge the cost against the abutting property as provided in Chapter 50, Article V of this Code. Questions can be directed to the Code Enforcement Officers at 734-281-4249, 734-281-4248, or 734-281-4244
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM
Single-family and multiple-family homes used as rental income property must register with the City of Riverview and receive a Certificate of Compliance prior to occupancy. Inspections by the city’s rental inspector are required as part of the process.
Residential rental fees include a one time registration fee of $50 and $165 inspection fee that includes the first and final inspection. Additional inspections are $50.
Multi-Family units are $165 per building plus $75.00 per each unit, common area, and mechanical room. Plus a 10% admin fee.
City of Riverview Building Department
Attn: Residential Rental Inspection Program
14100 Civic Park Dr.
Riverview, MI 48193
Building and property improvement in the City must meet requirements of the City of Riverview zoning and building codes. A homeowners association within a subdivision may enforce stricter building and land use regulations based on the subdivision’s declaration of restrictions. A homeowner contemplating building or property improvements is advised to consult both public and private restrictions prior to construction. These private restrictions are registered with Wayne County Register of Deeds. The navigation side bar links to the restrictions on file. The list may not be exhaustive.
FREQUENTLY USED FORMS AND APPLICATIONS
The department receives many requests for information, forms and applications. Those often requested are linked to below. Permit applications are electronically available in the navigation side bar.
Sheds and Accessory Structures - See concrete & Cement handout below for slab information
Pools and Hot Tub Handout - This handout includes information about installing pools and hot tubs in Riverview. Electrical and building permits are required for this project.
Fence Permit Forms and Questions - See Download Forms
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COMMON MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS
The building department receives questions on city services that are the responsibility of other departments. Common questions with contact information are listed below.
Street repair, Trees in the right of way, Special trash pick-up – the DPW must be contacted at 734-281-4270.
Sidewalk repair and maintenance is the homeowner's responsibility. Permits must be obtained for concrete work.
Streetlight outages - the Police Department must be contacted at the 734-281-4210 non-emergency number.
Blight complaints - the code enforcement officer in the Community Development Department must be contacted at 734-281-4249.
Rear yard drainage complaints - The City of Riverview no longer offers this program. Residents experiencing flooding problems with an existing drainage system should contact a licensed plumber for corrective action.
Community Development Department:
Community Development Director
Building & Zoning Administrator
734-281-4242 ext. 2