About the DepartmentThe mission for the Waterford Township Development Services Department is to plan for and coordinate building, redevelopment, and wise and effective land use in Waterford Township. The department is comprised of Building, Engineering, Community Planning & Zoning and Code Enforcement
The Building division reviews site plans and building plans for commercial and residential projects. It issues Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits, in conjunction with conducting inspections on the work performed. Permit applications can be found at Permits & Applications
The department investigates and processes complaints regarding existing structures, zoning and land use, by verifying that the Township Ordinances and other developmental codes are observed by all property owners. For more information, visit the Code Enforcement page
Services Provided by Development Services
All businesses are required to register their new or existing business with Development Services and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Business Registration Application
The department assists the with their issuance of various business licenses by ascertaining that the structure meets the requirements in both the Michigan Building Code and the Waterford Township Ordinances for the type of license being issued.
Rental Property Certification
All rental properties, including short term rentals such as AirBnBs, VBROs, Swimply, etc., are required to register with the Township and abide by the Rental Certification Ordinance. Registration form, fees and inspection information can be found on the Residential Rental Certification page.