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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City fully restores Inspections services

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In response to Gov. Whitmer allowing construction work to resume in Michigan last week, the city’s Inspections Division has fully restored its services.

Please note that, in compliance with the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order, City Hall remains closed to the public.

Anyone wanting to submit permit applications, plans, and payment can do so using the BS&A online system, or by mail. The appropriate mailing addresses are listed on the applications here: http://www.battlecreekmi.gov/397/Building-Inspection-Permits.

Inspectors will continue to provide most inspections remotely – using photos, FaceTime, Skype, or other visual means, to ensure that conditions for approval are met, as determined by the inspector. Once the city receives an inspection request, the assigned inspector will contact you to coordinate remote arrangements.

Remote inspections may include:

Footing/posthole                                        Wall and ceiling installation
Compaction/radon                                     Re-inspection(s)
Rough HVAC                                              Final HVAC
Gas line extension for BBQ/fire pits           A/C change-out
Furnace change-out                                   Rough plumbing
Main line water repair                                 Water heater change-out
Water softener                                            Rough electrical
Roof deck

Inspectors will provide on-site inspections when they feel it necessary. Inspectors will wear face masks and abide by social distancing standards during this time, to provide increased protection to both staff and neighbors.

Request both remote and on-side inspections in these ways:

Building, electrical, and mechanical inspectors are available via email and phone to answer questions or discuss concerns from contractors and homeowners about completing projects. Contact Richard Bolek for general questions and concerns.

Inspections Division
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