Michigan Building Code

Michigan Building Code, Permit & License Information

Updated: 6/6/21

State Code Agency:

Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – Bureau of Construction Codes
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI  48864

Phone: 517-241-9302
Fax: (517) 373-2129

What is Michigan Building Code?

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2014 National Electric Code (NEC) (Residential) effective February 8, 2016
  • 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) (Commercial) effective January 4, 2019
  • 2015 International Existing Buildings Code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Plan review, enforcement and inspection is provided statewide, but in most cases the local municipalities provide the enforcement services on behalf of the State. The State provides a Statewide Jurisdiction List to assist users of the code with their permitting needs.

State inspectors exist for projects where local code officials do not provide inspection.

Additional Building Codes by State

https://www.michigan.gov/
State Licensing License required for Residential Contractor and all Electrical and Plumbing Trades.
State Building Code The State of Michigan has adopted the Michigan Building Code (in reference to 2015 International Building Code, IBC), the Michigan Residential Code (in reference to 2015 International Residential Code, IRC), the Michigan Mechanical Code (in reference to 2015 International Mechanical Code, IMC), the Michigan Plumbing Code (in reference to 2015 International Plumbing Code, IPC), and the Michigan Electrical Code (in reference to 2014 National Electrical Code, NFPA 70).
State Licensing Division https://www.michigan.gov/statelicensesearch/
State Fire Marshall https://www.michigan.gov/dleg/
State Environmental Permit https://www.michigan.gov/deq/
MIchigan Building Code
Michigan Construction Code

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2015
2015 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2015
2015 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Electrical
Electric Code
2014
2014 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2015
2015 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2015
2015 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2015
2015 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2015/2015
2015/2015 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2015
2015 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
2015
2015 ISPSC
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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