Building & Safety


The Department of Building and Safety is the primary agency for maintaining and improving the appearance and condition of neighborhoods and business districts. Our purpose is to preserve the viability and stability of the business and residential districts and to prevent deterioration and blighting influences within the community. We also advocate for Romulus residents by assisting property owners when interacting with building contractors and providing timely and accurate information. 

With five full-time inspectors and four clerical employees, the Department of Building and Safety is entrusted with overseeing the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of all buildings and other structures located on private property. The fields where permits are issued and inspections performed include:

  • Building 
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical 
  • Fences
  • Heating/Cooling 
  • Masonry
  • Paving
  • Plumbing 
  • Signs


We also perform occupancy and re-occupancy inspections on all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to ensure safety and compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. Codes and ordinances are designed to enhance the quality of life for Romulus residents and protect them from substandard or unsafe construction.