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Welcome to the City Building Department! 

The City of Owosso Building Department oversees construction within the City limits to make certain that all structures are in compliance with the State of Michigan and City of Owosso building codes.  Building codes seek to ensure public safety by governing the construction and maintenance of structures. The Department is responsible for issuing building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits and the provision of inspection services related to these permits.  Applications for all building related permits can be found in the lower right hand corner of this page.

The City of Owosso's Building Official Brad Hissong oversees the operation of the Building Department, performs building plan reviews, conducts building inspections, and heads up the City's code enforcement efforts.  He is assisted in his inspection duties by state licensed inspectors Mark Booth and Jon Harris. 

Appointment is required for all inspection services.  Building Inspections are Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Electrical inspections are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Plumbing and mechanical inspections are Friday mornings.   All inspections can be scheduled by calling the Building Department at (989) 725-0535 Monday - Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  Voice messaging is available for those calling outside regular business hours.

For further information regarding building codes, zoning, and general property information simply click the links below:

Owosso Property Information

Owosso Code of Ordinances

International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)  

IPMC Amendments

Those residents living outside the City limits must contact Shiawassee County Building & Trades Department for permit and inspection information. 

Rental Registration & Inspection

Program Brochure

Rental Registration Form.pdf


Vacant Property Registration


Vacant Property Registration Form 2018.pdf

Resources for Tenants/Landlords:

Michigan Tenants & Landlord Handbook

Legal Aid of South Central Michigan

Michigan Housing Locator


Contact Information

Building Official

Brad Hissong

Office Manager

Tanya Buckelew

Code Enforcement Official

Walt McIlmurray


301 West Main
Owosso, MI 48867


Monday - Friday,
9:00am - 5:00pm


(989) 725-0535 (Bldg Official)
(989) 725-0540 (Office Mgr)
(989) 725-0537 (Code Enforce.)