Building Division

  • Contact the Building Division: 
    Phone: 517-241-9317
    E-Mail: bccbldg2@michigan.gov
    Fax: 517-373-8547

    The Building Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Building Code and the structural provisions within the Michigan Residential Code by performing inspections and issuing certificates of occupancy. The division also follows up on violations of the Michigan Building Code and assures proper building permits have been issued.

    Note: Builder Licenses are not issued through this agency. Please contact the Bureau of Professional Licensing at 517-373-8068.

    The 2015 Part 10. Michigan Energy Code was filed with the Secretary of State on October 9, 2015, and becomes effective on February 8, 2016. The 2015 Part 10. Michigan Energy Code will adopt by reference the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The 2015 Part 10.  Michigan Energy Code is chapter 11 in the 2015 Michigan Residential Code which will be available through ICC website in late November.

    2015 Michigan Energy Code

    Part 10A Michigan Energy Code (Commercial)

    The 2015 Michigan Residential Code was filed with the Secretary of State on October 9, 2015, and becomes effective on February 8, 2016. The 2015 Michigan Residential Code will adopt by reference the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The 2015 Michigan Residential Code will be available through the ICC website in late November.

    2015 Michigan Residential Code

    The 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings was filed with the Secretary of State on December 13, 2016, and became effective on December 13, 2016.  The 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings will adopt by reference the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. 

    The bureau is coordinating sales of the 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings with the International Code Council (ICC).  There is a web link on the bureau’s web site via the Codes and Standards Order Form to allow customers to purchase the code books directly from ICC at the Michigan code book price. 

    2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for existing buildings