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Inspection Services 

Schedule an Inspection

Due to the high volume of permit submittals, we encourage inspections be scheduled online via the BS&A database  or by calling our inspection line at 248-594-2818. For more information on accessing online inspections, please see our Online Inspection Process Brochure.

Arrange an inspection time: Contact the Building Division at 248-433-7715 between 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM the morning of the scheduled inspection to get a time frame from the inspector. You may have to leave a message and they will return your phone call. If a phone call is not made during that time, the inspector will arrange an inspection time based on their schedule for the day.   

Inspectors are working remotely and will return phone calls daily.
 

Generally, inspections are performed at the foundation, rough, insulation and final stages. Other inspections may be required during construction depending on the extent of the construction project.  Inspections are required for all permitted work.

FAQ About Inspection Services

1. What can I expect by Inspectors under the Covid-19 health protocols?

Inspectors are required to wear a mask and have gloves every time they exit their vehicle for all inspections.
Before entering the occupied space, the inspector is to ask the occupant the following health protocol questions:
1. Is anyone in the space currently sick? 
2. Has anyone in the home been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days? 
Inspectors shall not enter any occupied space where the occupant(s) answers in the affirmative (yes).  If the occupant(s) answer no to the above questions, the inspector can continue with the inspection. 
At any time, should the inspector notice anything in the space that they deem unsafe for them to continue, they may choose not to continue with making the inspection and will request that it be rescheduled for another day.

2. What do I need to do when an inspector arrives to do an inspection inside my home?

Residents are required to maintain proper separation protocols by being in a remote location in the space and as far away as is possible. Additionally, occupants are required to wear a mouth and nose covering “mask” for the inspectors to continue with their inspection.

3. Is it necessary to meet the Inspector at the inspection site?

No, however access must be provided to the inspector on the scheduled inspection day.

4. Are inspectors available to help me if I have any questions about building in Bloomfield Township?

Building code interpretation or code related questions may be addressed by the appropriate inspector at the following times; between 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Thursday.


Staff

Building Official – George Kilpatrick
Building Official – George Kilpatrick

  • Act 407 Registered Building Official
  • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
  • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Builder
  • Michigan Public Service Institute Certification
  • 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.

    Project Coordinator/Building Inspector  – Chris FoxProject Coordinator/Building Inspector  – Chris Fox

    • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Builder

    Professional Affiliations:

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

    Building Inspector/Ordinance Enforcement Officer - Bob ThibeaultBuilding Inspector/Ordinance Enforcement Officer - Bob Thibeault

    • Act 407 Registered Building Inspector
    • Act 407 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

    Building/Mechanical Inspector - Bill MyersBuilding/Mechanical Inspector - Bill Myers

    • Act 407 Registered Building/Mechanical Inspector
    • Act 407 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

    Electrical Inspector – Chip Mobley

    • Act 407 Registered Electrical Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Licensed Master Electrician
    • 23 Years working in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Electrical Industry
    Professional Affiliations:
     
    • International Association of Electrical Inspectors 

    Mechanical Inspector – Tom BensonMechanical Inspector – Tom Benson

  • Act 407 Registered Mechanical Inspector
  • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • Licensed Builder
  • Professional Affiliations:

    • Michigan Mechanical Inspection Association
    • Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan

    Plumbing Inspector – Steve Fink

    • Act 407 Registered Plumbing Inspector
    • Act 407 Registered Plan Reviewer
    • Registered Backflow Tester
    • ASSE Certified Cross Connection Inspector

    Professional Affiliations:

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