Online Permits

Submitting Permits

Electrical, plumbing, mechanical and roofing permits can be completed and submitted on-line by homeowners and licensed contractors. Permits can also be mailed into the Office of Building but can NOT be faxed in for processing.

Please note, request for Electrical Service Upgrades and Air Conditioning Permits must be done in-person or mailed in to the City of Sterling Heights, ATTN: Building Department. For more information, click here

The following permits cannot be obtained online: a building permit to perform any structural changes, i.e. decks, sheds, additions, pools, etc. A review has to be conducted on these types of new construction projects therefore they CANNOT be obtained online. 

All other forms & permits must be printed and submitted to: 

City of Sterling Heights 

Office of Building 

40555 Utica Road Sterling Heights, MI 48313 

Apply for a Permit 

Homeowner Permit

Click HERE to apply for a homeowner permit. 

Need help? See the Homeowner Permit Brochure

Contractor Permit 

If you are a licensed and registered contractor, you must have an account and pin number to submit a permit. 

Click HERE to create an account. 

Click HERE to apply for a contractor permit. 

Need help? See the Contractor Building Permit Brochure.