Premanufactured Unit Approval

Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The Bureau of Construction Codes, Plan Review Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issues

A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:

Pre-manufactured Unit Approval

B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

STILLE-DEROSSETT-HALE SINGLE STATE CONSTRUCTION CODE ACT, 1972 PA 230

C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:

Pre-manufactured Units, Part 11

D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:

 1.  Applicability (activities that require the permit)

The Michigan Pre-manufactured Units program is authorized by 1972 PA 230 Section 19, MCL 125.1519, which allows building components and buildings to be certified for use in Michigan at a place of manufacture, other than the site of final use.

Units manufactured and labeled under this program are guaranteed certain protections. The units must be accepted by all enforcing agencies. Local enforcing agencies shall not conduct destructive inspections and manufacturing violations are reviewed and addressed by the Bureau of Construction Codes.

 2.  Pre-Application Requirements

Participating manufacturers and inspection agencies must be approved by the Construction Code Commission. A Compliance Assurance Program must be submitted and address specific matters affecting the construction of certified units. An organizational chart demonstrating that there is not conflicts between code compliance, production and sales. All aspects of materials, handling and production must be detailed. Procedures for the security and handling of certification labels, and record keeping must be in place. The manufacturer must also have procedures for storage, shipping and installation of units.

 3.  Application Submission Requirements

A manufacturer must submit an application with the appropriate fee and a complete set of construction documents for each building component or building. Each application is reviewed by the Bureau of Construction Codes, Plan Review Division for compliance with the Michigan Construction Code.

Application for Pre-manufactured Unit

 4.  Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval

When the documents are found to comply, a building system approval is issued for the unit. The approval is in the form of a Building System Approval Report (BSAR) and a set of construction documents stamped "Approved" with the assigned BSAR number.

 5.  Operational Requirements

An approved building system may not be manufactured contrary to the approved drawings. If a modification of an approved model is desired, the manufacturer must submit an application for a modification with revised construction documents and the appropriate fee. In accordance with Rule R408.31141 the modified unit may be manufactured only after approved, and a new BSAR is issued.

Application for Modification to Pre-manufactured Unit

 6.  Fees

One- and Two-Family Dwellings

New Model (One Foundation System) = $300.00

Foundation Options = $100.00

Reverse Plan = $100.00

Various Options = $100.00

Additional Manufacturer(s) Submittal (Not Primary) = $100.00

Other than One- and Two-Family Dwellings

New Model (One Foundation System) = $100 Minimum

Additional Manufacturer(s) Submittal (Not Primary) = $100.00

 7.  Appeal Process
 8.  Public Input Opportunities

Comments and Complaints: bccpermits@michigan.gov

Bureau of Construction Codes Web-site: www.michigan.gov/bcc  

E. Contact Information:

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Revised: 6/2017