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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing the wonderful City of Novi to call home. Our City prides itself not only for the quality of our neighborhoods but also protecting the environment. We would like to share some requirements that you may not be aware of regarding your home and property.
Any structural change to your home requires a building permit. This may include renovating the basement, bathrooms, kitchens, changing plumbing or electrical or building an addition.
Adding a deck, building an accessory structure, work within driveway or culvert area of your property will require a permit.
Landscaping – Whether you are planning to do the installation or hire a landscaper, please be advised that any extensive landscaping or grading conducted on your lot or within any public or private utility easement cannot impede or change the drainage pattern. The approved grade should not be altered and can be found on your plot plan.
The City of Novi prides itself in efforts to protect the City’s woodlands and wetlands. There may be some of these protected areas on your property and no impact such as building, installing or removing vegetation is allowed.
Weather permitting, lawns must be installed as soon as you receive final Certificate of Occupancy. The lawn should never get higher than 8 inches in height.
Snow removal – Within 24 hours after the end of each accumulation of snow greater than 2 inches, the owner or occupant of every property shall remove the accumulation from the adjacent public sidewalk, walks and ramps leading to a crosswalk.