Kirk Lavigne
Building Official
Planning/Zoning Admin.
Ext. 15


8:00 - 8:30 -Early inspections as necessary

8:30 - 9:30 - In office for meetings, walk-ins, phone calls

9:30 - 12:30 - Out of office for inspections.  (Meetings by appointments only)

12:30 - 1:30 - Generally available in office for meetings, walk-ins, phone calls

1:30 - 4:00 - In and out of office for inspections & projects (meetings by appointment only up until 4:30)

If I am not available, please stop at the counter across from my office and speak with Amy Hurd, the Permit Tech


Amy Hurd
Admin. Assistant
Building Dept. Tech.
Ext. 14

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mission Statement

“Our Mission is to effectively administer the State of Michigan Construction Codes and local ordinances to ensure public health, safety and welfare; to provide professional services to our customers and residents that will encourage the selection of Port Huron Township as the preferred location to live, work and invest; while striving to preserve and promote the quality of life in our community”


To be the best Building Department in the Blue Water Area by:

  • Providing accurate and thorough plan reviews and inspections.
  • Providing consistency in plan reviews, inspections and ordinance enforcement
  • Being the most innovative building department
  • Being the most professional building department
  • Being the most helpful and personal building
  • Being the quickest and most accurate building department
  • Making this department the one that everyone wants to work with
  • Being consistent and fair in all that we do
  • Being respected by our customers, other departments and other communities
  • Being the standard that other departments strive for


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PERMITS FOR BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING & MECHANICAL WORK ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK.   Permits must be delivered, faxed or emailed to the Township Building Department prior to work starting.  In the event of an emergency, an email or a call can be made to the Building Department requesting assistance regarding the immediate issuance of a permit. Permit applications are available on the lefthand side of this webpage or at the Township.

Normally building and zoning permits for new structures or additions are approved within 3 to 10 business days.  Many of the electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits that are required for items like additional wiring for garage door openers, new water heaters, or gas fireplace inserts can be obtained the same day.

In an effort to ensure that unethical contractors or individuals are not attempting to default on meeting the requirements of State and Local codes and ordinances or bypass the required safety inspections, Municipal Civil Infraction fines will be issued when a permit has not been submitted to and approved by the Building Department prior to the start of work.

Please feel free to call the Township with any questions you may have.  We will be very happy to assist you.


Port Huron Township Master Plan

The Master Plan for Port Huron Township was updated for 2014.  To view the Master Plan, click on the links below or visit the Township Hall. 

Cover and Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Purpose and Review; Township Profile; Transportation; Community Vision Planning Goals; Alternatives for Future Land Use; Plan Implementation; Documentation

2015 Master Pathways Plan