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Cascade Township, Michigan
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Building Inspections

Director of Inspections Brian Wilson
Phone: (616) 949-3765

Department Info:
3040 Charlevoix Dr., Ste. 175
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7192
Phone: (616) 949-3765
Fax: (616) 949-7271
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
(Except Holidays)

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning June 15th, Cascade Inspections will be OPEN FOR IN PERSON VISITS from 7am-1pm daily.  If you have specific questions for an inspector, please call ahead as we continue to work remotely as much as possible.  Department staff will be available via phone or email (see directory) during normal hours Monday – Thursday from 7am to 4 pm and Friday from 7am to 1pm.
Inspection requests and permit applications can be made via the online portal. 
Inspections:  Permit holders must ensure that job sites are accessible to inspectors and that all “social distancing” guidelines are met.  Failure to provide a safe environment will result in a disapproval and require a reinspection.  During an inspection, only required personnel should be on-site.  For jobs in an occupied home, no inspections can be scheduled where an occupant is sick, has been exposed to the virus or under quarantine.

Thanks for helping keep us all safe while we perform the required inspections!

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The goal of the Building Inspection Department is to protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of our citizens through professional enforcement of the Michigan Building Codes. Cascade Township has a full time staff of nine inspectors and two clerical employees. They review all plans, issue permits and inspect and maintain records on all construction projects. Our inspectors are all registered by the State of Michigan in one or more of the building trades as well as plan review.

In addition to the above, we also issue permits to connect to the water and/or sewer system in Cascade Charter Township.

Cascade’s Building Department is somewhat unique in that we issue permits and make inspections for other communities on a contractual basis. Those other communities include Grand Rapids Township, Lowell Township, Ada Township, Vergennes Township, Plainfield Township and the City of East Grand Rapids. 

7am - 5pm - Monday - Thursday
7am - 1pm - Friday

7am-8:30am - Monday - Friday 
Afternoons - Appointment Only

Text Us for Inspection Requests
Cascade Building Department is now accepting inspection requests via text message.  Please click here for instructions.  

Please follow Cascade Township on Vimeo for helpful building inspection video resources and tips.

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