May 29, 2024

Building and Trade Permits

All permit applications are available online under resources.You may need to click on additional resources to find the application you need.

You can submit permits in person, by mail or by e-mail at An e-mail with an invoice will follow any permit requests, which can be paid on line here.


 Click here to see permit & tax information for a City of Marshall Property

(Log in by checking the "anonymous" box and on the next screen, type in the Marshall City address.)

The Department of Building Safety enforces the Michigan Building Codes as adopted by the State of Michigan as they pertain to all construction and alterations projects within the City. This department also enforces compliance with all local ordinances to ensure health, safety and welfare such as property maintenance complaints.

The City of Marshall has a full time building official/inspector and has subcontracted inspectors to complete inspections for plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits.  City inspectors are:  

  • Tim I. Musser, Building Official/Inspector/Plan Reviewer
  • Casey Hall, Electrical Inspector
  • John Gross, Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectror

To schedule a Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspections, please call Tim at:  (269)781.3985 ext 1507 or e-mail


For your convience, building permit invoices can now be paid online. You will need your permit information to be able to make a payment. There is the option for an online check or you can use a credit or debit card. Please note that all card type payments will incur a 3% processing fee.