Michigan Building Codes

Building Codes References

Michigan's building codes listed below apply as mandatory non-amendable codes if adopted by a local jurisdiction (exceptions are noted in the table). Local jurisdictions are required to adopt either the state code or another nationally-recognized model code. If no local code is adopted, the state codes are enforced.

The codes may be purchased from the International Code Council or from the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes and Fire Safety, 2501 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, Michigan 48864; phone (517) 241-9317.

The 2009 Michigan Building/Residential, Rehabilitation and Energy Code Rules were filed with the Secretary of State on November 8, 2010, and become effective March 9, 2011.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2009 Michigan Building Code (IBC 2009)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9317
Structural Code2009 Michigan Building Code (IBC 2009)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9317
Plumbing Code2009 Michigan Plumbing Code (IPC 2009)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9330
Mechanical Code2009 Michigan Mechanical Code (IMC 2009)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9325
Electrical CodeMichigan Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2008)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9320
Fire/Life Safety CodeMichigan Fire Prevention CodeBureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9317
Applies to schools and health care facilities. There are different amendments for each occupancy.
Accessibility CodeMichigan Building Code 200p (ADAAG)Plan Review Division, 517-241-9328
Energy CodeMichigan Uniform Energy Code (IECC, 2009)Bureau of Construction Codes, (517) 241-9317
Elevator CodeASME A17.1-2004; ASME A18.1- 2003517-241-9337
Gas Code2009 Michigan Mechanical Code (IFGC 2009)
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code 2004 with addenda; P.A. 290 of 1965517-241-9334
Other CodesASME B31.1 Power Piping

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralBuilding Section
Phone: (517) 241-9317
Fax: (517) 241-9308
PlumbingPlumbing Division
Phone: (517) 241-9330
Fax: (517) 241-9308
MechanicalMechanical Division
Phone: (517) 241-9325
Fax: (517) 241-9308
ElectricalElectrical Division
Phone: (517) 241-9320
Fax: (517) 241-9308
AccessibilityBarrier Free Design Section
Phone: (517) 241-9328
Fax: (517) 241-9308
Plan ReviewPlan Review Division
Phone: (517) 241-9328
Fax: (517) 241-9308
Fire MarshalBuilding Section
Phone: (517) 241-9317
Fax: (517) 241-9308
Boiler InspectorBoard of Boiler Rules
Phone: (517) 241-9334
Elevator InspectorElevator Safety Division
Phone: (517) 241-9337