Building and Planning

Building and trades permit applications can be submitted via email to  

The following payment options are accepted: Check/money order via mail; check/money order via drop box outside the Village office; or credit/debit/echeck online through 

Building Official
Jacob Townsend 

Building Department/Inspector
Holly Townsend

Electrical Inspector
Joe Orlando
Tues, Wed, Thur 9:00 AM - Noon

Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Scott Glowinski
Tues, Wed, Thur 9:00 AM - Noon

The next day inspection cut-off time is 3:00 PM for our general line: 248-646-6404.
Building / Electrical / Mechanical / Plumbing

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of permits and inspections for building, concrete, culvert, electrical, fence, mechanical, plumbing, sewer, and signs, zoning enforcement, reviewing site plans, receiving and investigating complaints regarding ordinances, and rental property licensing.

You must obtain a building permit before beginning any new construction or making any structural alterations.

Application for a permit must be accompanied by complete plans and specifications for construction, including a sketch. Contact the Village of Beverly Hills Building Department for site plan review and approval prior to submitting plans for permit issuance.

Some common activities that require a permit include: installation of a fence, building a deck, shingling a roof, replacing a furnace or water heater, installing central air or installing a swimming pool.

Beverly Hills Fee Schedules:

The Village of Beverly Hills accepts payments for Building Department invoices online through! You can visit to pay your permit fee via credit card, debit card, or e-check! 

Types of cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  Please note, a convenience fee of 3% or $2.00 (whichever is greater) will be charged for each card transaction. 
A flat fee of $3.00 will be charged for each electronic check for amounts up to $10,000 and a $10.00 flat fee will be charged for electronic checks with amounts over $10,000.

Click here for a how-to guide on making online payments!