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Community and Economic Development
Building Permits are required for major structural changes and renovations as well as new construction and demolition. At this time, permits are not required for siding or windows, as long as no other major modification is underway. Please remember that building materials must be disposed of correctly, utilizing dumpsters or other vehicles which are privately transferred to appropriate landfills.
Contact us by email or phone: (313) 252-0050, ext. 209
Contractor Registration II
Deck Construction Guide
Fee Schedule details and policies
Fire Alarm Application
Fire Suppression Application
Highland Park Fees
Highland Park Non-Owner Occupied Certificate
Hiring a Contractor
Returned Permit Form
When is a permit needed?
A permit is required for all construction, remodeling and maintenance except those items classified as “Normal Maintenance” in the codes. Typical projects requiring permits include, but are not limited to:
- Electrical systems and services
- Exterior concrete
- Exterior siding
- Miscellaneous residential including fireplaces, pools, decks & garages.
- New buildings
- Plumbing systems- heating, ventilating & air conditioning.
- Prefabricated structures
- Replacement of furnace or air conditioning.
- Replacement roof and/or shingles
- Replacement of water heaters
- Replacement of windows
- Residential sheds over 200 square feet.
The following repairs are considered normal maintenance if they are not part of a structural addition or remodel:
- Repair of broken windows
- Repair of faucets
- Replacement of individual electric switches or outlets.
- Replacement of kitchen cabinets with no structural, drywall, plumbing or electrical changes.
- Tuckpointing of masonry
Absent Voter Ballot Application
Election Inspector Application
Mail-In Voter Registration Form
Temporary Street Closing Application
Business License Application
Business Certificate of Occupancy Application
2020 HP-1040 Form and Instructions
2020 HP-1040 Individual Tax Booklet and Instructions
2020 HP-Application for Extension of Time and Instructions
2020 HP-TC Part Year Resident Tax Calculation Form
2020 HP-1040ES Estimated Tax for Individuals Instructions
2020 HP-1040ES Estimated Tax for Individuals Quarterly Coupons
2020 HP-1049PV Payment Voucher
2020 HP 1040 X - AMENDED Individual Income Tax Return Form and Instructions
2021 HP-1040 Quarterly Estimated Tax for Individuals
2020 HP-1065 Partnership Return Form
2020 HP-1065 Partnership Return Instructions
2020 HP-1120 Corporation Return and Instructions
2020 HP-6 Notice of Business Change or Discontinuance Form
2020 HP-SS-4 New Business Registration & Employer's Witholding Registration Form and Instructions
2020 HPW-4 Employee Withholding Certificate
2020 HP-941-501 & HPW-3 Instructions
2020 HP-941-501 & HPW-3 Quarterly Coupons
2020 HP-941 Monthly Coupons
2021 HP-941 & W-3 Instructions
2021 HP-941 & W-3 Quarterly Payment Vouchers
Prior Year HP-1040
2019 HP-1040 Form and Instructions
2018HP-1040 Form and Instructions
2017HP-1040 Form and Instructions
2016HP-1040 Form and Instructions
2015HP-1040 Residential and Non Residential Tax
2014HP-1040 Form and Instructions
For additional information, call (313) 800-5233 ext. 363
Send completed forms, schedules and documentation to:
City of Highland Park
Income Tax Division
PO Box 239
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-0239
Police Employment Application
Animal Complaint Form
Citizen Claim Form
FOIA Request Form
Non-owner Occupied Certificate Program Vacant Property
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application
Vacant Property Registration
Purchase/Transfer of Land and/or Property - Policy and Forms
Offer to Purchase Policy
RESIDENT Offer To Purchase Application
NON - RESIDENT Commercial Offer to Purchase Policy
Property Transfer Affidavit
Principle Residence Exemption Application (PRE) Affidavit
New Film Policy (Highland Park welcomes your film production).
Developer Intake Form
Developer Intake Form
Developers interested in purchasing and/or developing City owned land/property are to complete and return the Developer Intake form and include all the required documents per the instructions.
Sign Permit Application
Review & Approval must be granted by the City prior to the erection of any sign in the City of Highland Park. For review and approval please complete and submit the Sign Application to the Department of Community & Economic Development.
Complete and submit the Zoning Application to the Department of Community & Economic Development with the required documents per instructions for the following requests:
- Variance Request
- Zoning code interpretation
- Special Land Use
- Zoning Ordinance amendment hearings
- Lot split/Combination
- Alley or Street Vacations
- Ruling Appeals
- (Any conditions or use changes or amendments to the City's zoning)
Please note that all non-administrative requests will require review of application and recommendation to the Zoning Board by the Planning Commission. Changes in the Zoning code will also require a public notification and hearing.
Poverty Exemption Application
Flyer - 2021 March Board of Review
Commercial Site Plan Approval Application
Engineering Department Fee Schedule