Inspection (Building & Enforcement)


The primary objective of the Inspection Department is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and businesses of Livonia. In this effort the department provides:

Permits, Plan Review and Inspections: Building (Residential and Commercial), Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical (HVAC), Fire Suppression, Fire Alarm, Life Safety, Signs, Rental License, Liquor License, Annuals, Biannual, and Zoning Compliance.    

The Building Code Board of Appeals     

The Zoning Board of Appeals


All Permit Applications, Plans, Forms and Payment can be submitted by mail or dropped off in the red drop box out front of City Hall.

Please provide a valid Phone Number and Email Address with all applications.

Funds will be required to process applications. Submit by either Cash or Check, preferably by Check.  Checks are to be made out to the “City of Livonia”. 

There is a two week lead time for issuing Permits, providing we receive all the necessary information. Please check the BS&A Online link to check if your permit has been issued.

Online property inquiry

To view the status of Permits or Inspection Results you can use the "Online Property Inquiry" link on our website. The link will take you to the Assessor’s Office page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “I agree, to proceed to the online property inquiry system” link. once in BS&A Online enter the address in the search bar. Click on the address when it appears, then click on the Building Department tab. Scroll down to the Permits tab.


We are conducting inspections based on availability and type of inspection. Please schedule your required inspection by using the Request an Inspection form.


Video inspections may be requested and performed when possible. You must contact your inspector after scheduling for specific requirements. See "Staff Directory".

Contractor and Homeowner Onsite Inspection Expectations (PDF)
Video Inspection Program (PDF)
How to Join a Virtual Inspection (PDF)