Building Department

The Building Department serves as the point of intake/issuance for:

  • Residential trade permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical)
  • Commercial trade permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical)
  • Building Permits

Ionia County enforces the following State of Michigan Building Codes:

  • Building Code 2015
  • Mechanical code 2015
  • Plumbing Code 2015 Electrical code 2017

The city of Portland independently enforces all above noted codes. Effective January 11, 2010 the City of Ionia transferred administration and enforcement responsibilities of the building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical codes to Ionia County.

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners continues its relationship with Associated Government Services, Inc., (BUILDING INSPECTOR) which covers the aspects of:

  • Permit application review as well as submitted plan review
  • Responding to code (building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing) questions
  • Conducting inspections
  • Dealing with code enforcement issues


Building Department

Health and Human Services Building, 2nd Floor
175 E. Adams Street
Ionia, MI 48846

(616) 527-5374

Inspection Request Line:
(616) 527-5367

(616) 723-9781

8:00AM – 4:00PM
Open through lunch
Drop box available for after hours

Nick Keck – Building Inspector
Jeannie Lee – Clerical