Contact Information

Residential Accessory Bldg Requirements401 North Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 779-9465
Fax: (231) 779-9110
Email: building@wexfordcounty.org
Hours: Monday-Thursday
(Closed Fridays)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Closed 12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch)

Residential Deck RequirementsBuilding Officials

Robert Scarbrough: Building Official
(231) 779-9465
(Inspects Monday through Thursday)

Brooke Fuller: Administrative Assistant/Soil Erosion Agent
(231) 779-9465

Scott Waddell: Electrical Inspector
(231) 920-9065
(Avail. Wednesdays for inspections)
Bruce Finnerty: Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
(231) 920-9066 
(Avail. Tuesdays for inspections)

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

Departments & Services

Links to Other Sites

Building Department

WEXFORD COUNTY NO LONGER ISSUES ZONING/PLANNING PERMITS;
AS OF JANUARY 1, 2017.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR ZONING/PLANNING DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION BASED ON TOWNSHIP, CITY, OR VILLAGE. 

Colfax and Henderson Township- No Zoning
Cedar Creek Township: Wendy Johnson 231-824-6543
Clam Lake Township: Cindy Warda 231-775-5401 Ext 6, (Office Tuesdays 9-1)
Haring Township: Mike Green 231-920-2029 (Office-Fridays 9-1)

Wexford Joint Planning Commission:
(Which includes Antioch, Boon, Cherry Grove, Greenwood, 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
Email: planningandzoning@wexfordjcp.org
Website: http://www.wexfordjpc.org

City of Cadillac: 231-775-0181 Ext 101 or 102
City of Manton: 231-824-3572
Village of Mesick: 231-885-1646
Village of Buckley: 231-269-3555
Village of Harrietta: 122 Davis, PO BOX 40, Harrietta, MI 48638-0040

 

OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE:

Building Permit Applications

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

Building Permit Application 
Building Dept Information Packet
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Residential Dwelling Specifications
Detached Garage Specifications
Residential Pole Barn Specifications
Residential Deck Requirements
Homeowners Affidavit  – Required for a homeowner who intends to act as the general contractor for the purposes of building a single-family residence, even if a licensed builder is significantly involved with the construction.
Mobile Home Permit Application
Agricultural Building Exemption Request -For any building used exclusively for agricultural purposes. (Zoning permit approval is required prior to submitting)
New Address Application – For new residential, commercial, or other construction needing a physical address.
Plumbing Permit
Mechanical Permit
Electrical Permit
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
SESC Frequently Asked Questions (from MDEQ website)

Permit Requirement Checklists

Previous Codes and Ordinances