1. Site Plans

If the proposed project is a new building, or an addition to or change in the use of an existing building, a site plan must be submitted with a permit application. The site plan must provide the proposed uses for the buildings on the lot, the location and size of all buildings, roads and access points, and open spaces shown and dimensioned. Site plans are also required for accessory buildings, fences, driveways, parking areas, sidewalks, and all work that changes or impacts the property. Please check the zoning requirements for the property to make sure the proposed uses are allowed.
(MMC Sec. 109, Article II, Division 4)

2. Building Plans

Building plans are required to be submitted to building official for approval prior to commencing construction. Plans must indicate the size, shape, and height of all features of buildings and structures, and must be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the proposed work. Building plans are required to be sealed by a registered design professional licensed in the State of Michigan if the building is for commercial
use, multi-family residential, or if a one- or two-family dwelling over 3,500 square feet. (MMC Sec. 103-22, MRC R106 & MBC 107)
Plans are required for all building types, except:

  • Utility buildings or accessory structures of 100 square feet or less for use with one- or two-family dwellings.
  • When repair work is determined by the building official to be of a minor nature.

3. Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Plans

Plans for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems must be submitted to building official after being approved by the Bureau of Construction Codes, State of Michigan.
Plans are required for all building types, except:
Electrical

  • When the electrical system rating does not exceed 400 Amps and the building is not over 3,500 square feet in area.

Mechanical

  • One- and two-family dwellings when the total building heating/cooling system input rating is 375,000 Btu's or less.
  • Alterations and repair work determined by the mechanical official to be of a minor nature.
  • Business, mercantile, and storage buildings have HVAC equipment only, with one fire area and not more than 3,500 square feet.
  • Work completed by a governmental subdivision or state agency costing less than $15,000.

Plumbing

  • One- and two-family dwellings containing not more than 3,500 square feet of building area.
  • Alterations and repair work determined by the plumbing official to be of a minor nature.
  • Assembly, business, mercantile and storage buildings with a required plumbing fixture count less than 12.
  • Work completed by a governmental subdivision or state agency costing less than $15,000.

4. Permits

Permits are issued after zoning and plans have been approved. While building permits are issued by the City of Menominee, permits for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing are issued by BCC at the State of Michigan. The building owner or the contractor performing the work should complete the appropriate application below and return it to the Building Department. It is recommended that the contractor apply for the permit when hired to perform the work as the permit holder is legally responsible for compliance with all codes.

City Permit Forms BCC MI Permit Forms

5. Inspections

It is important to call for necessary inspections required by Code. Do not work beyond a required inspection as it may be necessary to remove installed materials to provide access for a proper inspection.

Building Inspections        
Bureau of Construction Codes   Code Division   231-360-7386
         
Electrical        
Bureau of Construction Codes   Electrical Division   517-241-9320
         
Mechanical        
Bureau of Construction Codes   Mechanical Division   517-241-9325
         
Plumbing        
Bureau of Construction Codes   Plumbing Division   517-241-9330

6. Certificate of Occupancy

When all final inspections have been approved, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued by the City of Menominee Building Department.. Use of any structure prior to the issuance of this certificate may be subject to fines if safety code violations exist. (MMC 109-70)

7. Zoning Map

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