Plan Review & Permits

Responsibilities
The Department of Neighborhood and Economic Operations maintains the following plan review responsibilities:
  • Reviewing plans for new construction
  • Issuing building permits
  • Inspecting the work covered by those permits to those looking to build upon property in the City of Jackson
Issuing Permits
Building permits can be issued within 24 hours if all requirements have been met.

Contractor Registration
Contractors must be registered by the department before breaking ground on any project. To register, contractors must bring their State of Michigan certification along with the appropriate fee to the department.