Notice: Applications for OUTDOOR WOOD BURNING FURNACES (mechanical permit) must obtain zoning approval from the local community prior to installation.
All new permit applications must receive zoning approval from the community where the project is located. Inspection requests for existing (open) permits can be made directly to Cascade Inspections.
Inspection requests can be made via the online portal, by phone, or by texting 616-240-4693.
Make sure to include your name, contractor, and contact phone number in the text as well as the address of the inspection, how the inspector will access it, date requested for inspection, and the type of inspection needed (eg. plbg/rough, bldg/footing, or elec/service).
Phone requests are still available by leaving a message at 949-3765 (press 1 at any time during announcement)
Auto Attendant Directory 616-949-3765 (enter 3 digit ext at any time during announcement to be transferred to staff)
*New* Remote Video Inspection Program
Submit Video for Furnace or Water Heater Replacement
The goal of the Building Inspection Department is to protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of our citizens through professional enforcement of the Michigan Building Codes. Cascade Township has a full time staff of nine inspectors and two clerical employees. They review all plans, issue permits and inspect and maintain records on all construction projects. Our inspectors are all registered by the State of Michigan in one or more of the building trades as well as plan review.
In addition to the above, we also issue permits to connect to the water and/or sewer system in Cascade Charter Township.
Cascade’s Building Department is somewhat unique in that we issue permits and make inspections for other communities on a contractual basis. Those other communities include Grand Rapids Township, Lowell Township, Ada Township, Vergennes Township, Plainfield Township and the City of East Grand Rapids.
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