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 Assessing Department

 
 Board of Review Petition
The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing and considering assessment protests in the Novi City Council Chambers.  No appointments will be given until a petition is received by the Assessing Department.
 Application for Poverty Exemption
Persons on fixed or limited income may be eligible for a reduction in property taxes due to poverty.
Disabled Veterans Exemption
 Address/Name Change Form
 Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
This affidavit allows you to claim an exemption from some school operating taxes.
 Request to Rescind/ Withdraw Principal Residence Exemption
If you stop using your exempted property as your principal residence but are not selling it, you must file this form to rescind your claim.
 Property Transfer Affidavit
This form must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred.
 Land Division Instructions and Application
 Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption
An owner may receive the PRE on the previous principal residence for up to three years if that property is not occupied, is for sale, is not leased, and is not used for any business or commercial purpose.
 
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 Boards and Committees

 City Boards and Commissions Application
The purpose of this form is to provide the Mayor and City Council members with some information about residents considered for appointment.
  Application for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Committees (Cultural Arts Advisory Board & Older Adult Advisory Board)
 Youth Council Application
City of Novi seeking youth to serve on newly formed Youth Council and Boards and Commissions. Click here to read more about the Novi Youth Council.
 
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 City Clerk

Absent Voter's Ballot Application - The most current Absent Voter Ballot is posted here.  As soon as the the next Election's Absent Voter's Ballot Application is available, it is posted here.
Click here for more information on Elections.
Business Registration
Effective 2010, Businesses Registration is no longer required. Read more about this in the Business Registration page.
 Auctioneer License Application
 City Boards and Commissions Application
The purpose of this form is to provide the Mayor and City Council members with some information about residents considered for appointment.
Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Registration
Election Inspector Application
 Freedom of Information Request - Complete this form to make a FOIA request, or visit the FOIA Request Center to submit and track your request electronically.
 Going Out of Business Sale, Removal Sale or Damaged Goods Sale Application
 Liquor License Application (Please note that in addition to the Liquor License process, you will need to follow the Administrative Special Land Use public hearing process.
Click here for more information on Liquor Licenses and the Administrative Special Land Use process.
 Massage Business License Application
 Massage Business License - Renewal Application
 Non-Commercial Solicitation Permit Application
 Outdoor Gathering Permit Application
Pawnbroker Application
Pawnbroker - Additional Employees Application
 Peddler's License Application
Precious Metal and Gem Dealer Application
Precious Metal and Gem Dealer - Additional Employees Application
 Refuse Collection License Application
 Request for Election Records
Secondhand and Junk Dealer Application
Secondhand and Junk Dealer - Additional Employees Application
 Taxicab Driver Permit Application
 Taxicab License Application
 Voter Registration Form
 Youth Council Application
City of Novi seeking youth to serve on newly formed Youth Council and Boards and Commissions.
 
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 City Manager

 Community Special Event Sign Waiver Request
 
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 Community Development

Planning Forms
Building - Residential Forms
Building - Commercial Forms
Zoning Board of Appeals Forms
Hold Harmless Letters
Maintenance and Guarantee Financial Guarantee Forms
Letter of Credit
(click here for Planning Fees)
(click here for Building Fees)
(click here for Site Inspection Fees)
(click here for additional requirement sheets, check lists, manuals and publications)

 Planning Forms

 Conservation Easement Wetlands
These are samples that may require modification to comply with your particular development.

 Conservation Easement Woodland
These are samples that may require modification to comply with your particular development.

 Final Site Plan Checklist
 Final Site Plan Submittal Form
 Hazardous Materials Packet
 Legal Review Transmittal Form  - (THIS FORM MUST ACCOMPANY ANY EASEMENT OR AGREEMENT FORMS)
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 Other Agency Checklist
Outdoor Seating Application
Outdoor Seating Renewal Application
Outdoor Seating Inspection Application
     Read more about Seasonal Outdoor Seating by clicking here.
 Pre-Application Meeting Request
 Preliminary Site Plan Checklist
 Project and Street Name Request Form
 Request for Estimated Fees
Site Plan and Land Use Approval Application
 Site Plan Revision Submittal
 Text Amendment Application
 Wetland Boundary Determination

 Building - Residential Forms

Frequently Used Forms

Address Application
This application must be completed for any development to receive an address for a subdivision (residential or non-residential) or an individual non-residential lot.  This does not need to be completed for a single family residential home unless it is not in an existing or proposed subdivision.  
Building Permit Application
This application must be completed for residential and non-residential permits. 
 Electrical Permit Application
A copy of the electrical fee schedule is included with the application. 
 Gas Pressure Test
An explanation of this is included with the Form.
 Mechanical Permit Heating Application
A copy of the mechanical fee schedule in included with the application.
 Mechanical Permit Refrigeration Application
A copy of the mechanical fee schedule in included with the application.
 Plumbing Permit Application
A copy of the plumbing fee schedule is included with the application.
 Request for Private Development Inspection
This form must be filled out in order to schedule an inspection regarding financial guarantees.
Wetland/Woodland Affidavit
Must be completed for any residential work, i.e., new homes, additions, decks, pools, etc.

New Home

Certificate of Occupancy Residential Request
When you would like to request occupancy you must complete this form. Please note that the Building Department requires a two day notice to process the request.
Please complete all of the forms listed and submit with your plans for a building permit. Read more about building a new home in the City Code.  Or click here to read the Michigan Energy Code
Additional Information:
Residential Building Permit Requirements
Residential New Home Fees
Grading Template
Land Improvement Plot Plan Checklist
This application must be completed for residential and non-residential permits.
Acknowledgment of Disclosure
 Land Improvement Permit Application
Truss Schematic Plan Requirements
Truss specs and truss layout will be required to be on site for the rough building inspection. These must be on site before an inspection can be performed. In addition, the specifications must be signed and sealed by a registered architect or engineer from the State of Michigan and have the job address on the specs. Once the rough inspection is approved the inspector is to take (1) one copy back to office to be filed in the specific project file.  With regards to the plan review, a truss layout must be submitted along with the plans to be reviewed. In addition, the plans must show structural point loads, header material, header sizes, laminated beams, micro lams, etc.

Other

 Administrative Board of Appeals
Typically this form is used to obtain a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
 Application for Administrative Woodland and Wetland Evaluations
 Complaint Form
Make a Statement of Complaint to the Department of Building and Safety with this form. Prior to filing a complaint please contact your builder, landlord, managing company, etc. in writing to try to reach a solution.
Contractor Affidavit
 Construction Board of Appeals Packet
Read about the Construction Board of Appeals process here.
 Homeowner Permit Policy
If you are a homeowner wishing to act as your own general contractor and to obtain your own permits, please complete this form.
 Minor Land Improvement Permit Application
This permit is required for any improvement that will affect drainage of a property.
 Portable Toilet Permit
Information on obtaining a permit to allow a portable toilet for a special event.
Side Yard Affidavit
 Sign Permit Application
Permit application to obtain a sign permit.
 Soil Erosion Permit for New Development
Permit application to obtain a soil erosion permit.
Soil Erosion Permit for Residential Lot or Seawall
Permit application to obtain a soil erosion permit
 Specimen & Historic Tree Nomination Form
Read more about Specimen and Historic Trees by clicking here.
 Temporary Special Exception Application
The City of Novi Code of Ordinances requires a Temporary Special Exception Permit for tent, sidewalk, or flower/plant sales that are accessory to a permitted use of property, and seasonal sales of produce (i.e., fruits and vegetables), firewood, or Christmas trees and the temporary location of a temporary or premanufactured building. Read more here.
 Temporary Special Land Use Application
A Temporary Special Land Use Permit is required by the City of Novi Code of Ordinances for temporary buildings and uses for temporary periods of time.  Read more here.
 Woodland Review Board Application
 Work Hours Variance - Waiver Request
 Zoning Compliance Permit Application
This permit is required for any accessory structure less than 200 square feet.
 Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Use this form to appeal the determination of the Building Inspector/Ordinance Officer denying an application for various permits.  Read all about the Zoning Board of Appeals Procedures, Requirements and Schedules here.
      Review Standards - Dimensional Variance
      Review Standards - Sign Variance
      Review Standards - Use Variance

Flood Plain

Please note that FEMA maps are available for viewing at the Building Department counter or by clicking below. You may also visit the FEMA website for more information.
FEMA Flood Maps
 Floodplain Use Permit Application and Information
Flood Insurance Rate Map Memo

Building - Commercial/Multiple Family Forms

Click here for Checklists
  Digital Imaging Fees (under revision)
  Plan Review and Permit Fees (under revision)
Certificate of Occupancy Commercial
When you would like to request occupancy you must complete this form. Please note that the Building Department requires a two day notice to process the request.
 Fire Alarm Permit Application
A copy of the fire alarm fee schedule is included with the application. Also see Fire Alarm Plan Submittal Checklist.
 Fire Suppression Permit Application.  Also see Fire Sprinkler Plan Submittal Checklist.
 Soil Erosion Permit for New Development
Permit application to obtain a soil erosion permit.
Special Inspection Program Guide
Special Inspection and Testing Agreement
Special Inspection Qualifications
Statement of Special Inspections
Special Inspection Log
 Request for Private Development Inspection
This form must be filled out in order to schedule an inspection regarding financial guarantees.

 Zoning Board of Appeals

Dimensional Variance Zoning Board of Appeals Packet
Sign Variance Zoning Board of Appeals Packet
Use Variance Zoning Board of Appeals Packet

 Hold Harmless Letters

These forms are only to be submitted when requested by the City or representatives of the City. Submitting these documents may require filing fees.
 Easement
 Mortgage Purposes Only
 Release/Indemnity - Driveway Slope/Grading
Additional Information:
Requirements for Submitting a Release & Indemnity Agreement

 Release/Indemnity - Grading
Additional Information:
Requirements for Submitting a Release & Indemnity Agreement

Maintenance and Guarantee Financial Guarantee Forms

Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Utilities - Cash Bond
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Utilities - Letter of Credit
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Utilities - Surety Bond
This form is required of any proposed public utility (water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer) and/or street(s), separately, for a period of two (2) years, from the date of Temporary Certificate of Occupancy issuance. Its purpose is to insure the improvements are in good working and functioning order during that period and allowing the ability to repair any necessary defects. This document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Maintenance - Cash Bond
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Maintenance - Letter of Credit
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Maintenance - Surety Bond
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Tree / Landscaping / Woodland - Cash Bond
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Tree / Landscaping / Woodland - Letter of Credit
Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Street Tree / Landscaping / Woodland - Surety Bond

 Letter of Credit

Letter of Credit - Example
 
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 Public Services Department

Water & Sewer Forms
Engineering Forms
Easements or Agreements
 

 Water & Sewer Forms

 
 Direct Payment Authorization Form
 Utility E-Bill Authorization Form
 Water Restriction Exemption Form
 Final Water Bill Request Form
 

 Engineering Forms

 
 Bidder's Qualification & Experience Statement
 This statement must be submitted with all sealed bids.
 R.O.W. Construction Work/Closure Permit
Application and permit to construct, operate, use and/or maintain within the Right-of-Way or to close a city street.  This permit includes the Rules and Regulations for Construction Within, Over or Below Public Places, which can also be viewed on the website by clicking here.
 R.O.W. Checklist for Utility Installation
  Special Assessment Request for Information Petition (Informal Petition)
More information on the Special Assessment District Process
 Design and Construction Standards Request for Variance
 
 Easements or Agreements
 
NOTE – All exhibits pertaining to the below easements or agreements shall be in the order and format of the following: 1) Exhibit “A” – a metes and bounds description of the parent parcel; 2) Exhibit “B” – a metes and bounds description of the easement or agreement area; and 3) Exhibit “C” – a surveyed pictorial representation or drawing of the exhibits A and/or B. (Any other required attached materials, i.e., Maintenance Activities, Costs, Adjustments, etc., may be submitted as Exhibit “D”).
 Legal Review Transmittal Form  - (THIS FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THE BELOW EASEMENT OR AGREEMENT FORMS)
 Sanitary Sewer System Easement
Sanitary Sewer System Easement
This easement form is necessary to allow maintenance of the sanitary sewer system located on the developed property by the City of Novi. This form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City. The sanitary sewer easement described must be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width.
Sanitary Sewer Manhole Access Easement
Sanitary Sewer Manhole Access Easement
This easement form is necessary to allow access to the sanitary sewer monitoring manhole on a private lead located on the developed property by the City of Novi. This form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City. The sanitary sewer manhole access easement described must be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width.
 Water System Easement
Water System Easement
This easement form is necessary to allow maintenance of the water system located on the developed property by the City of Novi. This form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City. The water main easement described must be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width.
 Bill-of-Sale for Public Streets
Bill-of-Sale for Public Streets
This form is required for any street(s) being dedicated to the City, conveying the improvements to the City of Novi. This document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Bill-of-Sale for Public Utilities
Bill-of-Sale for Public Utilities
This form is required for public utilities (water main or sanitary sewer) being accepted by the City, conveying the improvements to the City of Novi. Remove reference to one of the utilities if it is not going to be public, such as “sanitary sewer” if only a lead was installed. This form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
Bill-of-Sale for Boardwalks
Bill-of-Sale for Boardwalks
 Conservation Easement
Conservation Easement
This easement form is necessary for the protection of the remaining wetlands and/or woodlands area on the developed site. This easement should include the natural features associated with the wetlands and/or woodlands. This document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Cross Access Easement
Cross Access Easement
This easement form is necessary when access is proposed for back and forth movement between two parcels. This easement form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Ingress and Egress Easement
Ingress and Egress Easement
This form is required when allowing vehicular ingress, egress and circulation of one parcel to another, but not both. This easement form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Emergency Access Easement
Emergency Access Easement
This document form is required for the purpose of ingress and egress by emergency service providers in, over, upon and through the developed property. This easement form and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Sidewalk Easement
Sidewalk Easement
This easement document is required for the purpose of providing a permanent easement for a public walkway over, across and through the developed property. This easement document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Storm Drainage Maintenance Easement Agreement
Storm Drainage Maintenance Easement Agreement
This form is required when storm drainage is detained and/or retained, including but not limited to detention/sedimentation basins for the collection, conveyance, storage, treatment and/or discharge of storm water from the property. This document insures that the Storm Water Facilities operate and continue to function as intended at the owner’s expense. This agreement and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Storm Sewer and Surface Drainage Easement
Storm Sewer and Surface Drainage Easement
This easement form is a requirement for the purposes of storm water and surface drainage, over, upon, across, in, through the developed property. This document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City.
 Subordination Agreement
Subordination Agreement
This form is required if the under signer of a mortgage, a particular easement or a bill-of-sale is different than listed as owner of record.  This agreement recognizes the agent as an authorized member of the development to dedicate any improvements to the City of Novi. This document and any exhibits are subject to the approval of the City. 
 
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 Fire Department

 Hazardous Materials Reporting Packet
 
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 Human Resource Department

 Employment Application
Click here to see the available job postings.

Instructions for completing the Employment Application

Because some browsers do not support fillable forms, we recommend that you download the Employment Application to your computer to complete.

  1. RIGHT click on the link above, and select "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer), or "Save Link As" (Chrome or Firefox), and save the Application to your computer.
  2. Open the Application from your computer, complete/sign the application, and click on Submit.
  3. After you click on Submit, and your email is ready to send, you can add other attachments (like a Cover Letter and Resume).
 

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Older Adult Services Volunteer Application Packet
 
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 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Registration Form
Use this form to register for classes, events, leagues, etc. listed in Engage!  Click here to see the current Recreation Program.  Or click here to register online.
Civic Center & Fuerst Park Reservation Information
Park Shelter Reservation Information
Donation Request Form
Volunteer Coach Application Form
Older Adult Services Volunteer Application Packet
Civic Center Atrium Exhibition Space Application and Checklist
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Class Proposal Form
Commemorative Tree Order Form
Commemorative Bench Order Form
Read more about Commemorative Trees and Benches.
Street Tree Permit Application
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 Police Department

 Autism Alert Vehicle Sign
 Autism Profile and Emergency Contact Form
Citizen Complaint Form
Emergency Contact
To better service the needs of Novi business owners, we have developed this form to enable us to contact you in the event of an emergency at your business.
 Freedom of Information Request Police and Fire - Complete this form to make a FOIA request.
Home Watch / Vacation Watch Application
 Identity Crime Incident Detail Form
Read more about Identity Crime by clicking here.
Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy Application for Admission
The Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy is a 30 hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the police department’s personnel and policies.  To enroll, complete this application.  Click here to read more about the Academy.
Neighborhood Speed Watch
 Special Needs Form
In order to provide better service to the people of our Community, the Novi Police Department has a feature in its computer system referred to as “Citizens with Special Needs.”  This feature will allow the Police/Fire Medical services to be aware of any special situations you may have prior to responding to your home. 
 
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 Treasurer

 Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes
 Direct Payment Authorization Form
 Utility E-Bill Authorization Form
Dog License - Click here for information on Dog Licenses.
  

 Youth Assistance

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Membership Application
Fill out this information to serve as a member of a Novi Youth Assistance Committee.
Scholarship Information and Application
Oakland County Youth Assistance Referral From
 
 

 

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