Planning Department
The City of Huntington Woods contracts planning services with Carlisle-Wortman Associates. They provide staff support, as well as advise the City Manager and the City Commission on special projects. As the City Planners, they are involved in amendments and revisions to the City's Master Plan, any re-zoning considerations, and community development.  The City also retains a Certified Zoning Administrator on staff.  The Zoning Administrator serves as staff liaison to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeal, Historic District Commissions and the Construction Board of Appeals.

Pre-Application Meeting
Prior to submission of a site plan application, applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with the Zoning Administrator. At the meeting, staff and the applicant will discuss the preliminary concept for the project and conceptual plans if available. City staff will explain what portions of the Zoning Ordinance impact the project and the general timeline.  It is an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions before final plans are prepared, and to identify any potential roadblocks that might delay the project.  A form to request a pre-application meeting is available here. 

The planning department conducts evaluation of projects for site plan review and proposed construction for residential and commercial properties, and is staffed by an on-staff certified Zoning Administrator. Proposals are checked for compliance with City zoning ordinances. Planners Carlisle-Wortman & Associates, as well as our city attorney, provide staff with support.

The City of Huntington Woods planning department is responsible for issuing building permits, inspections and enforcing the Code of Ordinance, building, zoning and historic district requirements.

In addition to the planning department, the City employs part-time electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspectors. 

Payment for permit fees and other applications can be taken via cash, check or credit card over the counter at the City’s Planning Department. Checks can be mailed with the application.

For inquiries, questions or to schedule an inspection, contact Hank Berry, Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Hank Berry
Planning Official, Zoning Administrator and Code Enforcement
Phone: 248.581.2637

Francesco Ferrara

Deputy Planning Official
Phone: 248.541.4300

Please give a minimum of 48 hour notice to schedule an inspection.
Please DO NOT leave voice mail messages for inspection requests. 
All inspections can be scheduled by emailing
CITY HALL IS CLOSED 1 - 2 pm daily for lunch.

Duaine Franks
Building Official
Inspections Days - Tuesday and Thursday, 12 PM- 3 PM

Scott Glowinski
Mechanical (heating, plumbing, A/C) Inspector
Inspection Days -  Tuesday and Thursdays, 12 PM - 4 PM

Sean Dare
Electrical Inspector
Inspection Days -  Tuesday  and Thursdays, 12 PM - 3 PM

Contact Information
Hank Berry
Zoning Administrator

Phone: 248.581.2637

Site plan review questions can be directed to Hank Berry.

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