Building Division

Effective February 8, 2016, the following codes will be enforced:
2015 Michigan Residential Code
2014 National Electrical Code *Including 2014 Mi. Part 8 Rules
Commercial:
2012 Michigan Building Code
2012 Michigan Uniform Energy Code
2012 Michigan Plumbing Code
2012 Michigan Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 Michigan Electrical Code
2014 National Electrical Code *Including 2014 Mi. Part 8 Rules
2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code
Building Permit applications received on or after this date will be reviewed and inspections will be performed based upon compliance with these new code editions.

The Building Division’s primary duties include the review of construction plans and documents, the issuance of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits and the inspection of new and renovated structures for compliance with applicable codes and standards. It maintains permit and plan records and provides professional administrative staff to the Construction Board of Appeals and Electrical Board.

Residents please note…
If you are thinking of renovating, remodeling or building a new home or accessory structure, please contact your subdivision association to determine whether the subdivision deeds, conditions, and restrictions apply to your residential project. In some cases, they may be different or more restrictive than those covered under the Township Zoning Ordinances and state building codes. Deed restrictions are privately regulated and enforced by the subdivision association and not the Township. Click here to view Residential Construction in Bloomfield Township Brochure

Staff

Building Official – George Kilpatrick

  • Act 54 Registered Building Official
  • Act 54 Registered Building Inspector
  • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Builder
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspector’s Association
    • Oakland County Building Officials Association
    • Huron Valley Code Officials
    • Code Officials Conference of Michigan
    • International Code Council

    The Building Official administrates and enforces the adopted Building Codes and Township Ordinances. The Building Official oversees the inspection staff of the Building Division, and performs plan reviews and field inspections.

    George Kilpatrick
       

    Project Coordinator/Building Inspector  – Chris Fox

    • Act 54 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder

    Professional Affiliations:

    Member of Huron Valley Code Officials
    Member of Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspectors Association

    Chris Fox
       

    Building Inspector/Ordinance Enforcement Officer - Bob Thibeault

    • Act 54 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder
    • Sworn Bloomfield Township Ordinance Enforcement officer

    Professional Affiliations:

    Southeast Michigan Building Officials & Inspectors Association
    Huron Valley Association of Code Officials
    Downriver Association of Code Officials

    Bob Thibeault
       

    Building/Mechanical Inspector - Bill Myers

    • Act 54 Registered Building/Mechanical Inspector
    • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder
    • Licensed Mechanical Contractor

    Professional Affiliations:

    Southeast Michigan Building Officials & Inspectors Association
    Huron Valley Association of Code Officials
    Downriver Association of Code Officials Michigan Mechanical Inspection Association
    Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan

    Bill Myers
       

    Electrical Inspector – Rick Firlik

  • Act 54 Registered Electrical Inspector
  • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Master Electrician
  • Licensed Electrical Contractor
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
    • Reciprocal Electrical Council of Inspectors
    Erik Firlik
       

    Mechanical Inspector – Tom Benson

  • Act 54 Registered Mechanical Inspector
  • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • Licensed Builder
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • Michigan Mechanical Inspection Association
    • Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan
    Tom Benson
       

    Plumbing Inspector – Todd Haneckow

    • Act 54 Registered Plumbing Inspector
    • Act 54 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Registered Backflow Tester

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Water Works Association
    • Plumbing Inspectors Association of Michigan
    • Tri-County Plumbing Association
    Todd Haneckow