Mayor's Office

Building & Safety Inspections

Our goal is to provide streamlined, business friendly plan review, permitting, property disposition, and business licensing in compliance with state and local laws in order to protect the health and welfare of the community. The Building and Safety Division is able to provide inspection services for all trades – building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical. All of our inspectors are licensed by the state of Michigan.

Building & Safety Inspections

The Inspection Division includes all trades inspections. City of Flint inspectors are licensed by the State of Michigan. To schedule an inspection, please call 810-766-7284.

Business Service Forms

Resource Description Actions
Building Board of Appeals Application Open File | Download
Rental Housing Inspection Checklist Open File | Download
Non-Rental Affidavit Open File | Download
Rental Inspection Consent Form Open File | Download
Rental Registration Open File | Download
Application for Electrical Contractor’s License Open File | Download
Certificate of Appropriateness application form Open File | Download

Permit Applications

Resource Description Actions
Street Maintenance Permit Open File | Download
Plumbing Permit Open File | Download
Electrical Permit Open File | Download
Application for Building Permit Open File | Download
Mechanical Permit Open File | Download
Water Service and Sewer and Drain Permit Open File | Download

Additional Resources

Resource Description Actions
Residential Abandoned Property Registration Form The City of Flint has partnered with to administer its Registration of Abandoned Property Program. Mortgagees or their servicers must register properties with an obligation to register via HERA – Property Registry ( and pay a one-time registration fee of $250.00. Inquiries may be emailed to [email protected] or call us at (321) 234-5303. Open File | Download
Residential Abandoned Property Dissolution Form Open File | Download
Spill Notification and Complaint Reporting Form Send a report regarding spill and illicit discharge elimination happening within the City of Flint. Open File | Download
Stormwater Tip Sheet for Business Construction for Consumers Open File | Download
Stormwater Best Management Practice Silt Fences Open File | Download
Stormwater Best Management Practice Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection and Maintenance Open File | Download
Genesee County Permits Find documentation related to Standards and Specs, Soil Erosion Checklists and Application, along with other applications and documentation. Open File | Download

Building & Safety Staff

Building & Safety Office
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Building & Safety Chief Building Official
Michael Reiter
Building & Safety Neighborhood Enforcement Official
Jack Hippe
Building & Safety Code Development Technician
James Anderson
Building & Safety Code Enforcement Inspector II
Bruce Mackey
Building & Safety Electrical Inspector
Eric Palmateer
Building & Safety Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector
Kristie Welsh