Building Department

img471The Niles Charter Township Building Department is comprised of five divisions staffed on a contract basis. 

The department and inspectors respond to many different requests from the community and governmental agencies in regards to new construction and existing structures and property.  

The department is managed by building official Dave Swanstrom ( who is a 30 year employee of Niles Charter Township.  The department’s mission statement “Build Safe =  Live Safe” exemplifies the core values and dedication of the staff to protect the community through the administration and enforcement of various laws, ordinances, codes and standards. 


Building inspection requests must be phoned in to 269-687-2741 (no voice mail or email requests will be scheduled).  Trade inspection requests must be phoned in to the respective inspector’s office listed on the permit.


Check our forms page or navigate to the appropriate division below.

Fee schedule:

Building construction fees (residential and commercial) are here and electrical, plumbing, mechanical fee schedules are on the 2nd page of the applications.


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International Code Council