How Do I Get a Building Permit?

Applying Online:

In order to submit a permit online, you must create an account on the BS&A web site and link it with the contractor record that is established in our Community Development software. This allows you to see all your permit and inspection history in the City of Walker. If you have worked with BS&A online in different municipalities, you do not have to create a new account. You can link City of Walker to your current account.

Click here to set up your online account.

Click registration in the lower-left hand corner and follow the registration process.  You will be sent an email once your account is created. Once you have clicked on the link in the email your account will be activated. Creating an account takes less than 5 minutes.

Once I’ve created the account, how do I link it with the municipality?

  1. While logged into your BS&A Online account, click on the ‘Municipalities’ button found in top right-hand corner of your screen
  2. Search for and click on “City of Walker | Kent County | MI”
  3. Click “apply for a permit” in the Building Department drop down on the left side of the screen. You should be prompted to enter a pin. Enter your individual pin to link your account. If you do not have your pin, call 616-791-6858 and we will provide one.

Once you have created and linked your account, you will be able to log into BS&A Online at any time to view your activity history, request inspections and apply for permits Online. 

Apply in person:
Click here for printable applications.

Please contact us with any questions:
email at: 

Community Development Department  - (616) 791-6858