205 N. John Street, Highland Michigan 48357


Attached Garages:

- Footings 

- 42" deep minimum

- Slab - Min. 4" thick concrete

- ½" drywall firewall between house and garage

- Electrical Permit is Required 

- All wood construction must be a minimum of 8" above grade

Detached Garages, All Accessory Structures & Pole Barns:

- If a pole barn has a cement floor and is not heated, 12" footings are needed around the perimeter of floor. If the pole barn is heated, 42" frost footings are needed around perimeter of floor.

- Detached garages and accessory structures not exceeding 400 sq. ft. in area or 10' in height shall have minimum 12" deep footing. All other structures exceeding 400 sq. ft. shall be 42" in depth below grade.

- All structures must be constructed a minimum of six (6) feet apart measured between any part of the building.


- All sheds need blueprints of floor plan, sectional views, and elevations. 

- All sheds 400 square feet or smaller in area or 10 feet or shorter in height shall have a cement slab with minimum footings 12" wide and 12" deep.

Swimming Pool/Spa/Hot Tub: (24" deep or deeper require permit) (portable pools less than 24" deep do not require a permit)

- In-ground swimming pool 

- plan showing steel grid system layout must be submitted when making application.

- Indicate electrical plan for grounding.

- Code requires proper fencing or protection measures. It will be necessary to indicate this on your plans when they are submitted for approval.

- A self-closing/self-latching gate is required.- Above ground pool 

- when making application a brochure providing information as to the style, size, and specifications of the pool must be submitted.



- Will need floor plan and sectional view.

- Post holes - 42" deep; cement pad on bottom of postholes.

- If deck is more than 30" above grade it will need railing.

- Railing - min. 36" high, spindles 

- max. <4" spacing in a vertical pattern.