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What are the requirements for residential building permits?,

You must have the following:
1.  Completed permit application.
2.  Land Use Permit from your Township, with Tax Code Number and Address of Building Site.
3.  Two sets of completed plans, stamped by Township Zoning plans to include: Site plan of property, floor plan, front sides and rear elevations, foundation plan with walkout detail, window and door sizes and placement and cross section detail.
4.  Michigan Energy Code - Insulation values for the building noted on your plans or alternatively RESCheck.
5.  Two copies of manufacturer spec sheets indicating the U-Values of the windows and doors. .
6.  Copy of: signature identification (ie: driver's license) and builders license.
7.  Permits are also required for Septic & Well from Environmental Health
or Sewer and Water, with proof of hook-up fees paid to township.
8.  Permit also required for Grading Permit from the
Drain Commission.

9.  Driveway Permit from the Road Commission.

What are the requirements for commercial application?,

1. Completed permit application.
2.  Land Use Permit from your Township, with Tax code number and address of Building Site.
3.  Permits are also required for Septic & Well Permit from
Environmental Health
4.  Permits are also required for Grading Permit from the
Drain Commission.

5.  Permits are also required for Driveway Permit from the Road Commission.
6.  Two complete sets of signed and sealed plans:
Site Plan, Structural and Architectural showing type use of all areas, electrical showing location of all exit and means of egress lighting, plumbing and mechanical.
7.  Signed and sealed structural calculations.
8.  All appropriate wall, floor and foundation sections.
9.  Complete door schedule with catalog cuts for all doors and hardware including locksets.
10.  Complete window and glazing schedule.
11.  List of all rated assemblies (including diagram of assembly and design number).
12.  Details showing all accessibility requirements.
13.  List of all design loads for the building.
14.  Statement indicating shop drawings will be submitted for all fire protection systems.
15.  Complete information for all special occupancy requirements.
16.  Complete specifications.
17.  Complete interior finish schedule with flame spread ratings.
18.  Soil boring test.
19.  Energy code calculations (ASHRAE 90A-1980 and 90B-1975).

How do I schedule an Inspection?,

We have installed an Interactive Voice Response System (IVR).  You will need a touch tone phone and your permit number.  The number to call for this service is (517) 546-3830. 

 

The IVR system will prompt you through the steps during your call.  You may perform multiple transactions during each call.  At the end of the call you are issued a confirmation number. Make sure you record the confirmation number! We recommend that you keep a record of your confirmation numbers and associated transactions in case they are needed for any reason. Livingston County Michigan Building Dept. - Inspection Request Line.
When does a permit expire?,

A permit is good for 6 months upon issuance.  If there is recorded activity on that permit, such as an inspection in the first 6 months, a 6 month extension will be given.  If there is no recorded activity on a permit within the first 6 months, the permit will become invalid.  Cancelled or invalid permits cannot be refunded or reinstated.

How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?,

You must complete an application for certificate of occupancy.  ALL final inspections relating to the project have to be completed and approved prior to making the application for certificate of occupancy.  All outstanding re-inspection fees must be paid prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued. Please note it is unlawful to use or occupy a structure without a certificate of use and occupancy under Michigan Complied Law 125.1513.