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Cascade Township, Michigan
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Building Inspections

Director of Inspections Brian Wilson
Phone: (616) 949-3765

Department Info:
3040 Charlevoix Dr., Ste. 175
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7192
Phone: (616) 949-3765
Fax: (616) 949-7271
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
(Except Holidays)


Beginning November 18th, Cascade Inspections will be OPEN FOR IN PERSON VISITS from 8am-noon daily.  If you have specific questions for an inspector, please call ahead as we continue to work remotely as much as possible.  Department staff will be available via phone or email (see directory) during normal hours Monday – Thursday from 7am to 4 pm and Friday from 7am to 1pm.
Inspection requests should be made via the online portal or text message to 616-240-4693.

Phone requests are still available by leaving a message at 949-3765 (press 1 at any time during announcement)
Auto Attendant Directory 616-949-3765 (enter 3 digit code at any time during announcement to be transferred to staff)

Brian Wilson Building Official  311
Bill Benoit Building Inspector 321
Dennis Rowlader Building Inspector 313
Ron Sabin Commercial Plan Review 314
Vince Milito Mech/Plumb Inspector 323
Jeff Biegalle Mech/Plumb Inspector 326
Dan Heyer Plumbing Inspector 325
Ken Davis Electrical Inspector 312
Dan Huyser Electrical Inspector 322
Doug Poolman Fire Inspector 332
Julie Kutchins Admin Assistant 333
Carol Meyer Admin Assistant 315

Inspections:  Permit holders must ensure that job sites are accessible to inspectors and that all “social distancing” guidelines are met.  Failure to provide a safe environment will result in a disapproval and require a reinspection.  During an inspection, only required personnel should be on-site.  For jobs in an occupied home, no inspections can be scheduled where an occupant is sick, has been exposed to the virus or under quarantine.
Thanks for helping keep us all safe while we perform the required inspections!

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The goal of the Building Inspection Department is to protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of our citizens through professional enforcement of the Michigan Building Codes. Cascade Township has a full time staff of nine inspectors and two clerical employees. They review all plans, issue permits and inspect and maintain records on all construction projects. Our inspectors are all registered by the State of Michigan in one or more of the building trades as well as plan review.

In addition to the above, we also issue permits to connect to the water and/or sewer system in Cascade Charter Township.

Cascade’s Building Department is somewhat unique in that we issue permits and make inspections for other communities on a contractual basis. Those other communities include Grand Rapids Township, Lowell Township, Ada Township, Vergennes Township, Plainfield Township and the City of East Grand Rapids. 

Text Us for Inspection Requests
Cascade Building Department is now accepting inspection requests via text message.  Please click here for instructions.  

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