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Building and Engineering

Welcome to the City of Allen Park Building Department. Our goal is to work to enforce the highest safety standards for the functional care, installation, repair, and maintenance of all structures. The Building Department serves the needs of residents, commercial property owners, and developers. We are dedicated to promoting and preserving the safety of Park Citizens.

Builders, Homeowners, and contractors deserve a professional experience from every member of our staff. We pride ourselves on educating all customers we come in contact with. The Building Division is responsible for ensuring the safety of all persons in the City of Allen Park relating to the construction of all commercial and residential structures, through enforcing compliance with the current codes. This is achieved by examination of submitted plans and conducting necessary inspections to assure compliance with the current codes and ordinances. 
The department is also the liaison to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals as well as the division that conducts the residential rental and Certificate of Occupancy inspections within the City. All questions regarding zoning compliance are also the responsibility of the department.

  • Issue Building Permits (residential and commercial) on-site and online. 
  • Contractor Registration (registers all commercial contractors doing work in the City of Allen Park).
  • Site Plan Review for new construction/renovation (planning/zoning).
  • Building Inspections.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy for new businesses.
  • Issue Certificate of Occupancy for home sales.
  • Issue Certificate of Compliance for rental properties.
  • Rental and Home Sales Inspection programs.
  • Maintain vacant property records.
  • Coordinate engineering permits and inspections.

Department Info

15915 Southfield Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101

Matt Baker

Building Email: 
Department Staff:
Assistant to Building Department Director:
Penny Encheff

Building Clerks:

Tajuanna Barnes 313-928-4441
Yariksa Cordero 313-928-4134 

Building Inspector - Matt Baker 313-928-4447
Electrical Inspector - John/Bill DeAngelis 313-928-1400 Ext: 2137
Mechanical Inspector - Brad Burns
Plumbing Inspector - Jerome Halash 313-928-1400 Ext: 2139

Rental & Sales Inspection Program:
Penny Encheff 313-928-4111

Code Enforcement Officers:
Ken Simerly - 313-928-4608
Jac Desrosiers - 313-928-5363
Mark Girard - 313-928-8303 

Building & Construction Coordinator:
Steve Wood 313-789-4001

City Planner Carlisle-Wortman:
Mike Auerbach 313-928-4443