The Grosse Pointe Shores Building Department is located on the 2nd floor of the Shores Municipal Building, 795 Lake Shore Road.  Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Tom Krolczyk
Building Department Administrator

Phone number: 313-881-6565
Fax: 313-881-2622

Tom Hernden
Electrical Inspector

(313) 881-6565 (GPS Building Dept.) to schedule Inspections
Inspections – Monday and Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Plumbing Inspector-Tim Israel

Mechanical Inspector- Tim Israel

(313) 881-6565 (GPS Building Dept.) to schedule Inspections
Inspections – Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Gene Tutag
Building Inspector

Phone number: 313-952-8337 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications for All Permits can be obtained at the City offices or by clicking on the appropriate attachment in the menu on the left side of page.

Documents are in pdf format.

Note: uncheck "Optional Offer" middle top  of page.

Permits are required for the following:

  1. Construction or alteration of any structure
  2. Construction of an addition
  3. Demolition or moving of a structure
  4. Installation or alteration of any electrical, mechanical or plumbing equipment
  5. Replacing or repairing a roof
  6. Installing or replacing a fence
  7. Installing or replacing a driveway

Requirements for application for Building Permit:  

  1. Two sets of construction plans, signed and scaled.
  2. Site plan showing to scale the size and location of all construction and all existing structures on the site, distance from lot lines, established street grades and proposed finish grades.
  3. Square footage of existing structures and any additions and calculations showing lot coverage.
  4. Detail of structural, mechanical and electrical work.
  5. Completed application form.
  6. Copy of builders license. 

Required Planning Commission Review:

  1. Plans for appearance changes or accessory buildings which are referred to the Commission by the Village Manager.
  2. Plans for new construction, reconstruction, additions, remodeling, or alteration of any principal structure, or of any accessory structure greater than 120 square feet which requires a building permit.
  3. Plans for new construction or substantial changes of fences, walls hedges, berms and landscaping in the required front yard.
  4. Changes not in compliance with, or deviations from, the development standards in sections 40-172 and 40-173 of The City Code of Ordinances

Click to obtain Code of Ordinances - MUNICIPAL CODE

About Grosse Pointe Shores

The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, A Michigan City, is located several miles north of Detroit, Michigan.  Most of the city is located within  Wayne County with the small northern portion located within Macomb County.

Grosse Pointe Shores is the smallest of the five Grosse Pointe communities occupying 1.1 square miles of land and 18.1 square miles of Lake St. Clair waters.  Grosse Pointe Shores has the longest shoreline of the Grosse Pointe communities, making it an especially attractive place to live.