Contact Information

401 North Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 779-9465

Building Officials

Bob Scarbrough: Building Official
(231) 779-9465 (Avail. Mondays and Tuesdays for inspections)

Chad Kanouse: Electrical Inspector (231) 779-9465 (Avail. Wednesdays for inspections)

Daniel Bean: Plumbing Inspector
(231) 779-9465
(Avail. Tuesdays for inspections)

Matthew Schneider: Mechanical Inspector (231) 779-9465 (Avail. Thursdays for inspections)

Brooke Fuller: Manager/SESC Agent
(231) 779-9465

Our Coverage Area

  • The Wexford County Building Department issues construction code permits (building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits) for all areas of Wexford County except for the following:
  • Cedar Creek Township and The City of Manton:  Issues their own building permits
  •  The City of Cadillac: Issues their own building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and SESC permits

Cadillac-Wexford  Airport Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Craig Hewitt (expires 12/31/23)
David Mackey (expires 12/31/22)
Michael Hoover (expires 12/31/22)
Vacant (expires 12/31/?)

Karl Holder-City Appointee (expires 8/21/23)
Jim Clement-City Appointee (expires 2/22/23)

Cadillac-Wexford Public Library Board
Length of term: 5 years

Sandra Bengelink (expires 12/31/22)
Lee Jones (expires 12/31/24)
Linda Kimbel (expires 12/31/23)
Carol Blake (expires 12/31/25)
Lindsey Rumohr (expires 12/31/26)

Cadillac-Wexford Transit Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Larry Copley (expires 12/31/22)
Rosanne Denny (expires 12/31/23)
Eleanor Sosenko (expires 12/31/23)
Vacant (expires 12/31/?)

Michael Hayes-City Appointee (expires 6/5/22)

Construction Board of Appeals
Length of term: 3 years

Paul Keller (expires 10/31/22)
Scott Kleinsorge (expires 10/31/23)
Stephen Perry (expires 10/31/22)
Mark Richardson (expires 10/31/24)
Randy Williams (expires 10/31/24)

Department of Health & Human Services
Length of term: 3 years

Bob Colvin (expires 12/31/22)
Roger Hopkins (expires 12/31/23)

Yvonne Hebert-State Appointee (expires 2024)

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Services Board
Length of term: 3 years

Rosanne Denny (expires 3/31/22)
Ben Townsend (expires 3/31/24)

Networks Northwest-Workforce Development Board
Length of term: 3 years

Ken Bollman (expires 12/31/22)
Vacant (expires 12/31/?)

Wexford County Road Commission
Length of term: 6 years

Harold Falan (expires 12/31/24)
Lorne Haase (expires 12/31/26)
Harry Hagstrom (expires 12/31/22)
Dean Jurik (expires 12/31/25)
Jim Leggett (expires 12/31/27)

Veterans' Services Committee
Length of term: 4 years

Jack Baughan (expires 12/31/25)
Susan Marcum (expires 12/31/23)
Joe Porterfield (expires 12/31/22)
Gary Taylor (expires 12/31/24)

Wexford Missaukee Community Corrections Advisory Board
Length of term: 2 years
All terms expire 12/31/23

Trent Taylor, Wexford Sheriff
Will Yancer, Missaukee Sheriff
Jason Elmore, Circuit Court Judge
Adam Ottjepka, Chief of City Police Rep.
Audrey Van Alst, District Court Judge
Melissa Ransom, Probate Court Judge
Julie Theobald, Wexford Commissioner
Dean Smallegan, Missaukee Commissioner
Corey Wiggins, Wexford PA
David DenHouten, Missaukee PA
Charles Kennard, Wexford Circuit Court Probation Agent
Laura O'Dell, Missaukee Circuit Court. Probation Agent
Kristie Hatinger, Dist. Court Probation
Bob Champion, Wexford County Criminal Defense Attorney
Vacant, Missaukee County Criminal Defense Attorney
John Mellish, Rep. of Business Community
William Barnett, Rep. of Media Communications
Vacant, Rep. of General Public
Cassandra Bugai, Rep. of Substance Abuse

Links to Other Sites

Building Department

Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm, (closed 12:00-12:30 pm for lunch) Monday through Thursday. CLOSED FRIDAYS.


  • Issue Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Permits (This office does not issue building permits for the City of Cadillac, City of Manton, and Cedar Creek Township)
  • Conduct inspections for compliance
  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code (in effect February 8, 2016) for residential construction, 2015 Michigan Building Code for commercial construction
  • As of March 12, 2024– 2023 NEC and 2023 MEC will take effect for the electrical code 
  • Administer and enforce the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control program for Wexford County, pursuant to Part 91 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Except for the City of Cadillac)



Colfax, Greenwood, and Henderson Township- No Zoning
Cedar Creek Township: Wendy Johnson 231-824-6543/Building Inspector: Mack Erickson 231-564-2202 (Building Permits)
Clam Lake Township: Cindy Warda 231-775-5401 Ext 6 (Office hours vary, please call)
Haring Township: Mike Green 231-920-2029 (Office-Fridays 9-1)

Wexford Joint Planning Commission:
(Which includes Antioch, Boon, Cherry Grove, Hanover, Liberty, Selma, Slagle, Springville, South Branch, and Wexford Townships):
Robert Hall 231-775-1138 Ext 6  Office: Cherry Grove Township Hall 4830 E M-55 Hwy Cadillac, MI 49601; at the rear of the fire station
Office Hours: Weds. 8 am-5 pm, Thurs. 8 am-12 pm, Fri. 8 am-12 pm
Fax: 231-775-0037 Attn: Wexford Joint Planning Commission

City of Cadillac (Zoning): 231-775-0181 Ext 7326

City of Manton: 231-824-3572
Village of Mesick: 231-885-1646
Village of Buckley: 231-269-3555
Village of Harrietta: No Zoning

Permit Requirement Checklists

Building Permit Applications

*Sorry for any inconvenience, but we only accept cash or check for payment. No credit/debit cards accepted.*

MISS DIG 811: Call 811 or visit the website before digging 

Building Information Packet

Building Permit Application

Manufactured HUD Home Building Permit Application

Building Permit Fee Schedule
Dwelling Cross Section Detail
Detached Garage Cross Section Detail
Pole Barn Cross Section Detail
Residential Deck Cross Section Detail
Homeowners Affidavit – Required for a homeowner who intends to act as the general contractor.
Agricultural Building Exemption Request -For any building used exclusively for agricultural purposes. (Zoning permit approval is required prior to submitting)
Address Application – Must be submitted to Building Department with all required documents upon application. *Wexford County does not assign addresses to vacant property*

Address Ordinance
Plumbing Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
RES check compliance worksheet (from US Department of Energy website)
Soil Erosion And Sedimentation Control Permit Application – For earth change activity within 500 feet from a creek, lake, river, stream, or county drain or for earth changes that exceed one (1) acre.
SESC Permit Waiver – For projects within 500′ of a lake, river, or stream and either disturb less than 225 sq ft OR will be completed within 24 hours

Previous Codes and Ordinances

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes