Arenac County Building Department

Soil Erosion / Sedimentation Control Office

Theresa Irving, Dept. Clerk

tirving@arenaccountymi.gov
Chris Mason, Asst. Clerk
120 N. Grove Street
P.O. Box 724
Standish, MI 48658

Phone: 989-846-9791
Fax: 989-846-9188

Office Hours:

CLOSED NOVEMBER 22-23 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY. 
Monday-Friday 9-4:30pm.
Closed for lunch at varying times
due to customer demand.

This department issue permits for residential & commercial construction for units within our jurisdiction according to the Stille -DeRossett Hale Single State Construction Code Act as well as all permits under the Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Act.

PLEASE REVIEW JURISDICTION LIST BELOW PRIOR TO MAKING APPLICATION WITH THIS OFFICE AND VERIFY YOU ARE A REGISTERED CONTRACTOR.

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; ALL REGISTRATION FEES & PERMIT FEES MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATIONS EITHER BY MAIL OR IN PERSON (check, cash, money order or now accepting credit cards {processing fee applies to credit card transactions} -permits will not be issued until all requirements are met).

When calling to schedule for an inspection, please call the office and have your permit number, site location address and access instructions for the inspector; in certain instances, the inspector will need interior access of the home and/or structure.

*You can now pay for your permit application(s) online! Serviced by Paymentus.

Use the links above to locate the specific information you may need. Since all projects are unique in nature please use this information as a guide to assist you in obtaining the required permits for your individual needs. If you have questions or require additional information please contact the department via phone, e-mail or in person. We are happy to assist you in the progress of your project; our inspectors are available at your convenience. You will find their individual phone numbers at the "Inspectors and Zoning Officials List" link above or listed at the bottom of this page.

In order to process your request, any or all of the following information may be required.

  • Tax identification number for the particular parcel where work is to be performed; this applies not only to building permits, but also for electrical, mechanical, plumbing & soil erosion. The number can be found either on a tax bill or by visiting the Equalization Department page of this website and select the link "Parcel Information-Property Assessments and Taxes".
  • Land Use/Zoning Approval from your planning commission/zoning administrator.
  • Foundation drawings, floor plan and cross section detail drawings of any structure.
  • Copy of Septic / Water Well evaluation from the Central Michigan District Health Department if new construction, addition of bedrooms, replacement of mobile or modular homes.
  • New homes, Converting utility structures to residences, Additions, Porches, Decks (attached or unattached), Swimming Pools, Garages, Carports, Storage Sheds, Pole Barns, Lean-to and even Demolitions are just a few examples of the projects subject to the Michigan Residential Code. Call & speak to our Building Inspector before starting any project to see if you will need a permit. 989-846-9791.

Arenac County Building - Courthouse

Contacts

Review jurisdiction list above prior to calling:

Building Inspector: Larry Watson 989-312-0800

Electrical Inspector: Mark Thompson 989-302-0572

Mechanical & Plumbing Inspector: Larry Dantzer 989-965-3515

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Agent: Dale Zygiel 989-313-1333