FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Lenawee County

3922 W. Monroe Road, P.O. Box 101

Tipton, Michigan 49287

Phone / Fax (517) 431-2320

FranklinTownship
Building Code and Permit Information
A Guide to Permit Requirements, Building and Zoning Codes

Whether a property owner or a licensed professional the application process to obtain a permit is the same. The following code and permit information should answer the questions most frequently asked. If something has been left out please don’t hesitate to call. (517) 467-7874.

Bruce Nickel, Bldg. Official, Bldg.Inspector                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
& Zoning Administrator
(517) 467-7874

Richard Curtis, Electrical Inspector                              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(517) 263-3911

Codes Currently in Effect

Building Codes

2009 MRC (Michigan Residential Code) Effective 8/1/2008
2009 MBC (Michigan Building Code) Effective 8/1/2008
2009 MUEC (Mich. Uniform Energy Code) Effective 10/24/2008
2009 Michigan Rehabilitation Code – Effective 8/1/2008
MichiganBarrier Free Code

Electrical Codes

2009 MEC (Michigan Electrical Code) Effective 11/23/2007
2008 NEC with State Part 8 – Effective 8/1/2008

Mechanical Code:

2009 Commercial and Residential Mechanical Codes
– Permits issued and enforced by the State of Michigan

Plumbing Code:

 2009 Commercial and Residential Plumbing Codes 
 – Permits issued and enforced by the State of Michigan

Building Design
Information

Ground Snow Load – 20 PSF
Wind Load – 90 MPH
Seismic Zone – Seismic Design Class A
Area Frost Line Depth – 42 inches

Construction / Work requiring a permit

New Dwellings Unattached Garages
(greater than 200 SF)
Attached Garages
Sheds
(greater than 200 SF)
Attached Garage Porches
Decks Pole Bldgs.
(greater than 200 SF)
Sunrooms
Signs
(10 ft. or taller)
Pools
(above & below ground)
Demolition
Additions                 Remodeling & Alterations Structural Repairs
Roofing  Replacement Windows Siding

REMINDER:  ALL PROJECTS REQUIRE A ZONING APPROVAL, EVEN THOUGH A BUILDING PERMIT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC WORK, INCLUDING APPROVED 100% AGRICULTURAL USE BUILDINGS

Licensing Requirements

Building permits and work for residential construction may be obtained and performed by either the property owner or a Michigan State licensed contractor. Recent legislation has been passed regulating licensed and unlicensed contractors