Building Inspections

5920 Tahoe Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7123
OFFICE HOURS
7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Mondays - Thursdays
7 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Fridays
Wilson
Brian Wilson
Building Official
INSPECTOR HOURS
By Appointment Only

Call 616-949-3765, which takes you to an auto attendant directory.

Press 1 for assistance, or enter a staff member's three-digit extension.

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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. 

GENERAL PERMIT AND INSPECTION REQUEST INFORMATION

New permit applications

  • All new permit applications must receive zoning approval from the community where the project is located. 
  • Inspection requests for existing (open) permits can be made directly to Cascade Inspections.  


Inspection request options

You can schedule an inspection three different ways:
 
  • Online portal
  • CALL 616.949.3765 (select option 1 to speak with staff)
  • TEXT 616.240.4693 THIS NUMBER IS FOR TEXTING ONLY
**Make sure to include your name, contractor, and contact phone number in the text as well as the address of the inspection, how the inspector will access it, date requested for inspection, and the type of inspection needed (eg. plbg/rough, bldg/footing, or elec/service).
 

Remote Video Inspection Program
Cascade Inspection Service now offers a remote video inspection program. This is is available only for interior remodels of occupied homes, and limited to minor projects with minimal structural changes. Learn more by viewing our Virtual Inspection Program Guide.

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