Residential Builders and Maintenance & Alteration Contractors

  • Article 24 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended was created to license and regulate persons engaged in the construction of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure, or persons who undertake the repair, alteration, addition, subtraction or improvement of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure for compensation other than wages for personal labor.

    Residential Builders Transitioning From MyLicense to Accela August 26, 2019

    The Bureau is excited to announce that Residential Builders licensing will be added to the Accela platform August 26, 2019. This move will make it easier and more efficient to obtain, renew, and modify licenses.

    To help Residential Builders interact and engage with the new platform, the following resources are now available at and click on the FAQ link in the top right of the browser window:

    • Walk-through videos on registering for an account, applying for your first license, modifying your license, and renewing your license.
    • Link your license to your account

    Residential Builders should register for their Accela Citizen Access (ACA) account now since accounts under the MyLicense registration will NOT be transferred. Setting up an account now will save questions and possible delays at renewal time. After August 26, 2019, Residential Builders should log in to their new ACA account and link their license to their account. Performing these two steps ahead of time will ensure the renewal process is fast and efficient.

    For further assistance, please call our customer support team at 517-241-9316 or email us at


  • Michigan Residential Code Notification PDF icon

Licensing Applications and Forms

Builders Frequently Asked Questions