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)
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 commercialuse, 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:
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
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.
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.
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)
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