Berrien County Permits (Michigan)

The Berrien County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Berrien County permits. Clerks in Berrien County, Michigan may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Berrien County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Berrien County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Berrien County Clerk St. Joseph MI 811 Port Street 49085 269-983-7111

Bridgman City Clerk Bridgman MI 9765 Maple Street 49106 269-465-5144

Niles City Clerk Niles MI 508 East Main Street 49120 269-683-4700

Three Oaks Village Clerk Three Oaks MI 14 Maple Street 49128 269-756-9221

A Berrien County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Berrien County, Michigan may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Berrien County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Buchanan City Hall Buchanan MI 302 Red Bud Trail North 49107 269-695-3844

Coloma City Hall Coloma MI 119 North Paw Paw Street 49038 269-468-6606

New Buffalo City Hall New Buffalo MI 224 West Buffalo Street 49117 269-469-1500

Niles City Hall Niles MI 333 North 2nd Street, Ste 301 49120 269-683-4700

Watervliet City Hall Watervliet MI 158 W Pleasant St 49098 269-463-6769


A Berrien County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Berrien County, Michigan issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Berrien County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Berrien County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Niles Township Building Department Niles MI 320 Bell Road 49120 269-687-2741