Building Departments in Saginaw County, Michigan

There are 7 Building Departments in Saginaw County, Michigan, serving a population of 193,803 people in an area of 801 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 27,686 people, and 1 Building Department per 114 square miles.

In Michigan, Saginaw County is ranked 29th of 83 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 11th of 83 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Saginaw County Building Departments

Find Saginaw County, Michigan building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


East Michigan Planning Department 3144 Davenport Avenue Saginaw, MI

Human Planning Department 1315 South Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Building Department 249 North Miller Road Saginaw, MI

Saginaw County Planning Department 111 South Michigan Avenue Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Permits 618 Cass Street Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Township Planning and Zoning Department 4980 Shattuck Road Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Zoning 1315 South Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI

About the Saginaw County Building Department

Building Departments in Saginaw County, MI are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Saginaw County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Saginaw County, Michigan building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Saginaw County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Saginaw County, MI zoning laws and requirements

Saginaw County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Saginaw County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Saginaw County Residential Housing Units
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
Total Housing Units87,2084,568,200
Occupied Housing Units78,482 (90.0%)3,888,646 (85.1%)
Saginaw County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
Single-Family Detached Homes60,117 (76.6%)2,826,763 (72.7%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,734 (3.5%)186,578 (4.8%)
2 Apartments2,093 (2.7%)80,820 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,906 (2.4%)98,090 (2.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,886 (5.0%)169,665 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments4,824 (6.1%)341,387 (8.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,922 (3.7%)185,343 (4.8%)
Saginaw County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
2014 or Later165 (0.2%)17,356 (0.4%)
2010 to 2013764 (1.0%)42,861 (1.1%)
2000 to 20095,809 (7.4%)404,771 (10.4%)
1980 to 199912,436 (15.8%)914,674 (23.5%)
1960 to 197928,526 (36.3%)1,078,734 (27.7%)
1940 to 195918,096 (23.1%)880,991 (22.7%)
1939 or Earlier12,686 (16.2%)549,259 (14.1%)
Saginaw County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
1 Room643 (0.8%)38,129 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,035 (6.4%)312,432 (8.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms27,551 (35.1%)1,278,374 (32.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms29,154 (37.1%)1,333,206 (34.3%)
8 or More Rooms16,099 (20.5%)926,505 (23.8%)
Saginaw County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
No Bedroom772 (1.0%)42,885 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom5,416 (6.9%)327,680 (8.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms58,278 (74.3%)2,691,043 (69.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms14,016 (17.9%)827,038 (21.3%)
Saginaw County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Saginaw CountyMichigan
With Complete Plumbing Facilities78,333 (99.8%)3,875,375 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities77,874 (99.2%)3,859,095 (99.2%)