When is a building permit required?

The 2015 Michigan Building Code (for all non-residential and non-agricultural structures) and the 2015 Michigan Residential Code (for all one and two family homes and their accessory) require a permit when one intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install. alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make an application to the building official and obtain the required permit. Section 105.1 lists a long description of the repairs that do not require a permit.

Our inspectors currently reference that Michigan State codes listed below:

2017 National Electrical Code

2015 MI Mechanical Code

2018 MI Plumbing Code

2015 International Fuel Gas Code

2015 MI Rehabilitation Code

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Who can apply for a building permit?
3. What are the documents needed when submitting an application for a building permit?
4. When will an Occupancy Permit be issued?