Non-Residential Permit Requirements

All Submittals shall be directed to the City of Troy, Building Department, 500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084-5285.

Applicants for Building Permits are obliged to become familiar with the pertinent sections of the current issue of Chapter 39- Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 79 - General building Regulations of the Troy City Code, which outlines codes currently in effect and modifications to adopted codes.

Applicants shall make necessary submittals to the Planning Department as may be required under provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

Applicants shall become familiar with the City of Troy, Engineering Design Standards.


  • 1 Building Permit Application, properly completed and signed on the back.
  • 5 Copies of Site Engineering Drawings, prepared in accordance with the City of Troy Engineering Design Standards for Site Improvement Plans. Submittal shall include Soil Erosion Plans.
  • 4 Copies of Building Plans plus 1 Electronic Copy (PDF preferred)
  • 2 Copies of Specifications
  • Minimum $30.00 Plan Review Fee, (Plan Review Fee is based on .001 of valuation with a minimum fee of $30.00 due at time of submittal)

Building Plans shall be submitted on sheets that do not exceed 42"x36".

Drawing Shall be prepared and sealed by a Michigan registered architect. A Michigan registered professional engineer's seal shall be stamped on drawings for which the mechanical and electrical trades for a significant part of the work.

Drawings shall include complete work to be performed by all trades.

Architectural drawings shall consist of plans, elevations, sections, structural layout, details and schedules.

Drawings shall be to a suitable scale. Drawings shall be properly dimensioned and shall indicate specific use of all rooms and areas as well as define all construction materials.

Indicate Use Group and Type of Construction under which the Building has been designed. Show design numbers relating to tested materials, which are applicable.

Indicate occupancy loads for which the building has been designed.

Compliance with the State Barrier Free Design Rules, for parking, access to, into and throughout building is required.

Calculations shall be submitted for each building and the building shall be designed to comply with the 2009 Michigan Energy Code and the current edition of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2007.

Landscaping plans and cost estimates in accordance with the Landscaping Design Standards are to be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department for approval prior to a Certificate of Occupancy being issued.

Signs and fences shown on the drawings, submitted to the Building Department, shall not be included in such Building Permit.

Separate Permits are required for fences and signs separate applications are required and the structures must be in compliance with Chapter 83 and 85, respectively, of the Troy Ordinance Code.