Building Inspector

Butch Saari is Bessemer's Building Inspector. His office hours are by appointment only.

The building permit can be found here. Keep in mind we use a general permit application and to only fill out what applies to the project.

If your project only involves the roof, the roofing permit application can be found here.

If you are demolishing a building, please call Lisa at 906-663-4311 extension 1 or visit City Hall. 

If you are working on your driveway or sidewalk you need to fill out a GUS (General Utility/Street Construction and Repair) permit which can be found here. It is highly recommended that you speak with the City Manager prior to filling it out.

Phone: 906-364-1277

Rental Inspections

The City of Bessemer does require all rental units to be inspected. If you have a rental unit, please fill out this application.  Completed applications can be turned in at City Hall or emailed to Lisa at

We also strongly urge you to look at this rental inspection checklist and make any necessary repairs prior to inspection.

For more information look at our Registration Ordinance,  Inspection Ordinance, and our Fee Schedule.