City of Gibraltar

Building & Safety

Building Department

McKenna Associates

Gibraltar City Hall
29450 Munro Ave.
Gibraltar, MI 48173

Phone: 248-938-4535 


Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., by phone & email



Starting September 1, 2023, Gibraltar Building Department services will be provided by McKenna.

The Building Department will be on-site at Gibraltar City Hall every Monday & Wednesday morning between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Building Department services will also be available by phone Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 248-938-4535. The easiest way to reach the Building Department is by email at

All ordinances will remain the same, and you can find the new city applications in the Building and Safety section of the City of Gibraltar’s website.

Trades inspections (Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical) are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Building and rental inspections are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We look forward to serving the City of Gibraltar!


Important to Know . . .

Flood Zones ‘A’ or ‘B’: If you live in Flood Zones ‘A’ or ‘B’, and you anticipate new construction or substantial improvement to your home, it is recommended that you apply early for a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permit. It can take 2 to 3 months for a permit to be issued by the MDEQ.

Certified Property Surveys: If you are considering putting in fences, garages, homes, swimming pools, sheds, seawalls, docks, etc., please be aware that you may need to obtain a certified property survey. Please plan ahead and have the survey done early. Mortgage surveys will not be accepted.

Home Inspections: If you plan on selling your home, please be aware that you will need to have an inspection conducted on your home to ensure compliance with the Fire System requirements (i.e. smoke detectors). Homes may be required to be brought up to current code. Plan ahead to have your home inspected and allow time to have the necessary corrections made before you close on the sale of your home. Check with the Building Department for details.

Berm Inspections: For homeowners planning to sell that live on waterfront property with a berm, you also need to have a City Berm Inspection. Berm height needs to be at a certain elevation. Contact the City of Gibraltar to make arrangements for the City Engineer to schedule an inspection.

SESC Permits: State Law requires Soil Erosion Sedimentation Control permit, (SESC), Permits for certain projects, especially those within 500 Ft of a body of water. Please keep in mind you may be required to obtain a SESC Permit and install and maintain SESC measures. Please Contact Wayne County at (734) 326-3936 or call the Building Department if you have any questions regarding SESC Permits.

DCC Weatherization: The Downriver Community Conference Weatherization has received an energy assistance grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission. The grant provides utility assistance for low-income residents. Eligibility is based on the DCC Income Poverty Guidelines for 2010. For more information or to set an appointment, please call (734) 362-3473, (734) 362-7030, or (734) 362-7050.