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Mission Statement

To assure compliance with all currant State Construction Laws, Rule and Codes

P.A.230 1972 Single State Construction Code Act

MICHIGAN RESIDENTIAL CODE 2015

MICHIGAN BUILDING CODE 2012

MICHIGAN REHABILITATION CODE for EXISTING BUILDINGS 2012

MICHIGAN UNIFORM ENERGY CODE 2015

FOR FLOODPLAIN INFORMATION VISIT www.fema.gov/online-lomc


Description

of the duties of this office

  • Assist homeowners and contractors in applying for permits

  • Review drawings to ensure code compliance before construction begins / make corrections

  • Issue permits after drawings are approved and fee is payed

  • Perform on-site inspections to ensure compliance with approved drawings and building codes

  • Issue notices for violations of building codes

  • Issue Certificate of Use Occupancy for completed projects

    BUILDING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • Construction other than detached accessory structure under 200 sq. ft.(residential) or 120sq. ft. (non-residential)

  • Additions (including decks)

  • Alterations or remodeling that include cutting away any wall or portion of a wall

  • Install or replace any manufactured home

  • Moved structures

  • Demolition of a structure

  • Fences 6' or higher, Retaining walls 4' or higher, Pools 2' or more deep, Signs/Marquee

  • Change in Use and Occupancy of a structure

  • Temporary structures more than 120 sq. ft. including tents and stages (non-residential)

    Permits are not required for siding, maintenance, minor repairs or finish work

    REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A BUILDING PERMIT

    Residential Dwellings up to 3500 sq. ft., Residential Accessory Structure up to 3000 sq. ft., Additions/Alterations

  • Completed application and required fee

  • Site plan showing proposed construction, property lines, roads, structures & dimensions

  • Drawings of proposed construction showing all structural and code requirements

    Non-Residential Projects, Residential Dwellings over 3500 sq. ft., Residential Accessory Structure over 3000 sq. ft.

  • Completed application and required fee

  • Site plan showing prposed construction, property lines, roads, structures & dimensions

  • Drawings of proposed construction prepared by a Registered Design Professional

    DRAWINGS MUST BE REVEIWED BEFORE A PERMIT IS ISSUED AND MAY BE:


  • APPROVED

  • APPROVED WITH MINOR CORRECTIONS MADE

  • RETURNED FOR MORE DETAIL

  • REJECTED AND DESIGN DRAWINGS REQUIRED

    YOU MAY ALSO NEED

  • Zoning-Cedarville, Harris, Ingallston, Lake, Mellen, Stephenson Twps. Powers, Village of

  • Sanitary Permit for new homes, camps and bedroom additions

  • Soil Erosion Sedimentation Control Permit for an earth change over one acre or within 500' of water

  • Driveway permit from Menominee County Road Commission(work within county easement)

  • Floodplain, wetlands or other permits issued by MDNRE

  • Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical permits issued by State of Michigan

    INSPECTIONS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED

  • FOOTING -When forms and reinforcement are in place -Prior to placing concrete

  • FOUNDATION -Damp proofing, drainage system and floor deck in place - Prior to backfill

  • ROUGH -All framing, bracing, fire stopping and electrical, plumbing, mechanical rough inspections are done - Prior to insulating(truss drawings must be on site)

  • INSULATION-When requirments of M.U.E.C. are meet - Prior to covering insulation

  • FINAL -On completion of project - Prior to occupancy, at this time a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued (elec., plumb., mech. final inspections required)

  • SPECIAL INSPECTIONS- As required (demolition permits require two inspections)

    PERMITS EXPIRE IN 180 DAYS IF WORK HAS NOT STARTED OR NO INSPECTIONS ARE CALLED FOR - AN EXTENSION MAY BE REQUESTED IN WRITING



    CONTACTS RELATED TO BUILDING PERMITS

    Zoning

  • Cedarville Twp.- Linda Peterson - 906-280-2443

  • Ingallston Twp. - Paul Anderson - 906-788-4487

  • Mellen Twp. - Tom Phillips - 906-788-4242

  • Harris Twp. - Alex Jorasz, Jr. - 906-241-8991

  • Lake Twp. - Bob Desjarlais - 906-753-4387

  • Stephenson Twp. - Mark Marklein - 906-753-6253

  • Powers, Village of - Chris LeBeouf - 906-450-5791

    Menominee County

  • Health Department - 906-863-4451

  • Soil Erosion Sedementation Control - 906-753-6343

  • Road Commission - 906-753-6914

    State of Michigan

  • Check a Builders License www.michigan.gov/bcs

  • Bureau of Construction Codes www.michigan.gov/bcc

  • DEQ www.michigan.gov/deq

  • Electrical Inspector - Brandon Ingersoll-For inspections call 906-295-1335

    Apply for an Electrical Permit here

  • Plumbing Inspector - -For inspections call 906-280-3906

    Apply for a Plumbing Permit here

  • Mechanical Inspector - -For inspections call 906-241-0730

    Apply for a Mechanical Permit here

    Contact:  Krista Marciniak
    Phone: (906) 753-6343
    Fax: (906) 753-2200
    Click here to email
    Address:  S904 US Hwy 41
    Stephenson, MI 49887
    Map
    Office Hours:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm ~ Monday- Friday
    (Central Time Zone)

    Sub-Departments:
    Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program
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