Building & Safety


The Redford Township Department of Building and Safety Engineering is assigned the duty of monitoring new construction which involves the renovation of existing buildings within the township. It also is responsible for the sidewalk rehabilitation program, the rental unit inspection program, and the enforcement of township ordinances.

Covid-19 Safety Plan - Redford Township Staff

Entering Private Homes or Businesses

Property Owner, Business Owner, Responsible Party or Tenants:

Your safety and the safety of our staff are our primary concern, therefore when it is necessary for Redford Township staff to enter a private home or business to perform work, inspect or conduct official business, our employees will adhere to the procedure and protocols listed below.

Redford Township employees will do the following:

  • Wear a face mask and gloves.
  • Stay six feet from any person in the home or business.
  • Only touch areas or items required to complete their assigned task.
  • Have required daily temperature checks and health screenings

We ask that all occupants/visitors of the homes and businesses please wear a face mask and remain a minimum of 6' away from our staff at all times during the visit. Additionally, we ask that if any occupants/visitors are experiencing symptoms that they cancel the appointment before arrival.

Failure to follow the required safety precautions will result in the cancellation of requested services and may require additional rescheduling fees, if applicable.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We appreciate your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact the following Redford Township departments:

  • Building Department
    Phone: 313-387-2680
  • Water and Sewer Department
    Phone: 313-387-2670

The Home Renovator

The Home Renovator website is online estimating software that has been designed for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Simply enter your project details and you will receive a complete report of the materials required, cutting instructions, recommended tools, cost estimates, and more.

About the Building & Safety Department

The Building and Safety Engineering Department are responsible for:

  • Issuing building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits
  • Performing required inspections
  • Investigating violations of Township ordinances and blight complaints
  • The sidewalk replacement program
  • The rental home registration and inspection program

The staffing for this department includes one superintendent/plan reviewer, three full-time building/ordinance inspectors, two full-time ordinance officers, one electrical inspector, one plumbing inspector, one mechanical inspector, and four full-time clerical staff.

Report a Nuisance

Redford residents can file a complaint with the Township using the SeeClickFix tool.