PLEASE NOTE: Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19 the Building Department will be in the future Township Hall at 5920 Tahoe Drive SE.
The Building Department remains open for in-person visits 8 a.m. to noon daily. If you have specific questions for an inspector, please call ahead as we continue to work remotely to help protect the health and safety of residents and employees.
Building Department staff are available by phone or email 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
ATTENTION: NEW HOURS AND PHONE OPTIONS:
Beginning November 18th, Cascade Inspections will be OPEN FOR IN PERSON VISITS from 8am-noon 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 should be made via the online portal or text message to 616-240-4693.
Phone requests are still available by leaving a message at 949-3765 (press 1 at any time during announcement)
Auto Attendant Directory 616-949-3765(enter 3 digit code at any time during announcement to be transferred to staff)
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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!
*New* Remote Video Inspection Program
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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.
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Contractor Registration - For faster processing, please send this form with a copy of your license. We will contact you regarding payment.