Building Department Information

The Building Department which is a part of the City's Community Development Department, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Building Code, Property Maintenance Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Energy Code, Barrier Free Design Code, Zoning Code, and other related city ordinance.  All permit applications are processed by this office. 

If you have any questions regarding the permitting or inspection process, please call the Community Development Department at (616) 772-0872.

Permit applications can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed, or dropped off at City Hall.  We recommend calling our office before you take the time to fill out the applications because many properties outside of the City limits still have a Zeeland address! 

  1. Community Development Department


    Physical Address
    21 S Elm Street
    Zeeland, MI 49464

    Phone: 616-772-0872
    Fax: 616-772-0880


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Ready for an Inspection?

Inspection Type Inspector Phone Number
Building Ron Johnston (616) 772-0872
Electrical Ken Murar (616) 772-0872
Mechanical Gary Hoover (616) 355-1330
Plumbing Gary Hoover (616) 355-1330

Building Permit Fees

This fee schedule is for Building Permits only.  All trade permits have their own fee chart (see respective applications to the left).

  • Base Permit Fee : $50.00
  • + $5.00 additional for each $1,000 in project value (For projects up to $500,000 in project value).
  • + $4.00 additional for each $1,000 in project value (For projects over $500,000 in project value).
For Commercial/Industrial/Public Facility Projects Only:

+ Plan Review Fee which is 65% of the Building Permit Fee