What private construction projects are going on in the city?
Visit our Status of Development Projects map to see who is building what and where.
Do I need a building permit?
Contact the Building Department at 248.656.4615 and request their Residential Construction Brochure.
How do I find what my actual lot dimensions / property lines are for my house?
To find your actual lot dimensions, please look at the property descriptions maps. (Please have your parcel identification number (PIN) ready to use; it is always listed on your tax bills.) This map will show you your lot dimensions only, not your house on your lot, for this you need a survey.
The determination of property boundaries is not a governmental function of the City of Rochester Hills. The city recommends that you refer to listings in the phone book under surveyors for this information.
How can I find information about a property I am looking at purchasing as far as permits, outstanding or past violations, etc.?
Submit a Request for Information form for any information relating to the property address in question. If you are looking for something specific, such as old permits, put that down; or, if you are looking for "any and all" information, write that down on the request form and we will be happy to provide you with any information that we might have. There is a cost for copies.
Can I obtain the blueprints to my house?
The Building Department may have construction plans for your residential home on file at the city offices. To inquire, fill out a Request For Information form. The Building Department staff will check to see if we have the plans in our office. Copies are available at $5 per page for plans on file in our building.
Many building plans are stored at an off-site facility. If we find that your plans are at our off-site facility, there would be a cost of $44 to retrieve the plans, plus an additional $5 per page for copies.