Payment can be made to “City of Port Huron” via check or money order and sent via US Postal Service or by using the website here: https://bsaonline.com/OnlinePayment/OnlinePaymentSearch/?PaymentApplicationType=7&uid=617
Required applications are available in the Forms and Documents section.
With Plans, Plot Plan & Mortgage Survey:
Porches – Front & Rear
Sheds (over 120 sq. ft.) (falls under a building permit)
Sheds (under 120 sq. ft.) (Zoning - still requires a permit but falls under a zoning permit rather than a building permit)
Kitchen remodel when set ups are re-arranged
With Mortgage Survey / Plot Plan
Concrete Patios (Zoning Permit)
Driveways (Zoning Permit)
Fences (Zoning Permit)
Sidewalks (Zoning Permit and / Right of Way of Right)
Approaches (Right of Way Permit)
Curb Cuts (Right of Way Permit)
Hot Tubs (Zoning Permit)
Pools – over 24” deep (Including portable & storable pools; requires building & electrical permits)
With Out Plans
Roofs – house and/or garage
Doors (new & replaced)
Separate permits for electrical, plumbing, & mechanical (Most common but not all):
Hot Water Tanks
Permits are not required for:
Kitchen Cabinets (replacing same set up)
(If you expose the sub-floor, you will need a permit)
(If you expose the studs in a wall, you will need a permit)
Moving Trailers / Pods/Storage Containers
Cannot live in a RV/Trailer in the City of Port Huron
What if I don’t get a building permit?
If your area requires a building permit and you go ahead without one, these are some possible issues you could face down the road:
- Unforeseen safety concerns, especially if you are building it yourself and are not familiar with the process.
- Legal issues including fines and sanctions, and the possibility of having to tear down your structure and start from scratch.
- Neighbors who may notice that you are installing new structures and could notify the city, leading to a visit from a local inspector.
- Building permit issues if you decide to sell your property (rare, but not unheard of).