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Overview

The information provided here will assist you with obtaining permits for any construction undertaken. The use of permits helps to assure construction work is completed in compliance with appropriate codes and that buildings and structures remain safe for citizens. The Building Department is responsible for regulating construction, maintenance, and use of all buildings, structures and property throughout the City while the State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes is responsible for permitting and inspecting of all electrical, mechanical and plumbing work.

The building and trade codes enforced are listed below and available for review in the Building Department at 2511 10th Street. They are also available for purchase from Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes, P.O. Box 30255, Lansing MI 48909, (517) 241-9313. Building design criteria is also listed for the City of Menominee.

Building & Trade Codes:

 

  •  2011 Michigan Part 8 Electrical Code – Used for electrical device construction.
  •  2012 Michigan Mechanical Code – Used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) construction.
  •  2012 Michigan Plumbing Code – Used for plumbing construction.
  •  2012 Michigan Rehabilitation Code – Used as an alternative code for existing building renovations.
  •  2009 Michigan Residential Code – Used for one and two family dwelling construction.

Climatic & Geographic Design Criterion:

  • Ground Snow Load: ....................................... 60 (lb/ft2)
  • Wind Speed: ................................................. 90MPH
  • Subject to damage from Weathering: ........... Severe
  • Subject to damage from Frost Line Depth: ... 42"
  • Subject to damage from Termites: ................ Moderate to Heavy
  • Subject to damage from Decay: .................... None to Slight
  • Winter design temperature:.......................... -10° F (97 1/2% values)
  • Ice Shield Underlayment ..........................Required
  • Radon Mitigation ........................................... Required
  • National Flood Insurance Program ................ Map Date October 16, 2012

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