Plainfield Charter Township Building Permit Process 

Plainfield Township contracts with Cascade Township to provide complete building services - trades permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing), building permits, and building inspections. Cascade Township is responsible for the administration of all building services. 

The building permit application through Cascade Township includes a zoning application. Plainfield Township will review the zoning application for compliance and will conduct a final zoning inspection for new build residential & commercial projects.  The zoning application and site plan will be submitted to Cascade Township as part of the building permit process. 

Please see the links to the left to their online submittal for applications and inspections. Should you choose to submit paper copies of the application and materials, please drop them off to Plainfield Charter Township offices. 

Click here to read more about this process.

See Cascade Township's website for more information on building services. 

Zoning Inspections 

Plainfield Township Zoning Staff will be conducting zoning inspections prior to the final building inspection for new homes and new commercial buildings. Please contact the Community Development Department to set up all zoning inspections at least 24 hours prior to requested inspection time: 616-364-1190 or The building inspector will need zoning sign off prior to issuing occupancy.

UPDATE: 1/4/21