Permit/Inspection Scheduling

03/16/20: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, CANTON’S BUILDING AND INSPECTION SERVICES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING PERMIT APPLICATIONS VIA MAIL TO 1150 S. CANTON CENTER RD, CANTON, MI 48188 OR DROPPED OFF IN PERSON UTILIZING THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING DROP BOX LOCATED BY THE FRONT ENTRANCE. THE CAPS AUTOMATED SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, EXTERIOR INSPECTIONS FOR REMODELING AND UNOCCUPIED COMMERCIAL RE-OCCUPANCIES. DIAL 734/710-0356 IF YOU HAVE A QUALIFIED PERMIT TO BE INSPECTED.


RENTAL INSPECTIONS AS WELL AS ANY INSPECTION INSIDE OCCUPIED PROPERTIES HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. THIS MEASURE IS BEING TAKEN IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH MANDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.  CANTON THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.


Canton’s Building and Inspection Services now offers Automated Permit Scheduling, available 24/7, with live representatives available 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1)   Find your permit number, located in the top left corner of your permit.

2)   Dial 734/710-0356

3)   Press "1" to schedule an inspection
      Press "2" to cancel or reschedule an inspection
      Press "3" to obtain inspection results
      Press "0" to speak with a customer service representative

  1. Building
  2. Concrete/Roof/Sign/Fence
  3. Residential Rental Program

100 - Site /Area barricaded prior to construction/demolition

101 - Open hole inspection, demolition

102 - Footing inspection before concrete

103 - Basement backfill and drainage

105 - Garage floor before concrete

106 - Porch floor before concrete

107 - Concrete floor before concrete

108 - Concrete forms/flatwork before concrete

110 - Rough framing inspection/concealed fire stopping

111 - Rough fireplace-building

112 - Insulation inspection

114 - Fire rated wall/fire stopping inspection

116 - Masonry base flashing / moisture barrier inspection

117 - Commercial re-occupancy – Initial Inspection

118 - Building open ceiling

119 - Temporary final C of O (Building)

120 - Final Inspection/C of O (Building) * Also final inspection for pools, sheds, re-placement windows/doors, decks, porches, structures, re-occupancies and demolitions

130 - Vacant property/secure building (PSD)


  1. Electrical
  2. HVAC
  3. Plumbing

401 - Electrical service release

403 - Electrical underground

405 - Pool grounding inspection

407 - Electrical rough inspection

409 - Fire alarm rough

410 - Electrical open ceiling

415 - Re-connect inspection for furnace, AC and signs

419 - Temporary final electrical for stocking

420 - Final electrical


  1. Planning
  2. Engineering
  3. Fire Marshal

719 - Temporary final, landscaping w/bond

720 - Final landscaping