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Eaton County Department of Construction Codes

 

The Eaton County Department of Construction Codes is dedicated to providing the best services possible. Our staff members have spent many years providing quality service to the local communities within Eaton County and as our mission statement says, "OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY", making the quality of life in Eaton County better for everyone. 

 

Contact Us:

 Phone: 517-543-3004

 Fax: 517-543-9924

 Address: 1045 Independence Blvd., Room 150, Charlotte, Michigan 48813 

 

Hours of operation:

The Eaton County Department of Construction Codes is open Monday through Friday, except Holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Inspectors are typically in the office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The remainder of their day is spent in the field performing inspections. 

 

Territory:

The Eaton County Department of Construction Codes enforces the building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes in the following Governmental Subdivisions:

Bellevue Township                    Eaton Township                        Roxand Township

Bellevue Village                        Eaton Rapids Township             Sunfield Township

Benton Township                      Hamlin Township                      Sunfield Village

Brookfield Township                  Kalamo Township                     Vermontville Township

Chester Township                     Mulliken Village                        Vermontville Village

Carmel Township                      City of Olivet                            Walton Township

Dimondale Village                     City of Potterville                      Windsor Township

The Eaton County Department of Construction Codes also enforces the Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes in the City of Charlotte. 

 

Current Codes:

 Building:           Commercial & Industrial             2009 Edition - Michigan Building Code

                        1 & 2 Family Residential             2009 Edition - Michigan Residential Code

Electrical:          Commercial & Industrial             2008 Edition - Michigan Electrical Code

                        1 & 2 Family Residential             2009 Edition - Michigan Residential Code

Mechanical:       Commercial & Industrial             2009 Edition - Michigan Mechanical Code

                        1 & 2 Family Residential             2009 Edition - Michigan Residential Code

Plumbing:         Commercial & Industrial             2009 Edition - Michigan Plumbing Code

                        1 & 2 Family Residential             2009 Edition - Michigan Residential Code 

 

Responsibilities:

It is the responsibility of the permit holder, homeowner/contractor to be knowledgeable of the appropriate Federal, State, Local laws, ordinances and building, electrical, mechanical and/or plumbing code sections related to the project and to make sure the project meets all of these code requirements along with the ability to complete the project that has been planned.

The Eaton County Department of Construction Codes responsibility is to inspect the work and verify its compliance with the code. Inspectors cannot be involved in the planning of any work, or require any specific materials or equipment. Inspectors cannot advise anyone on how to do the work or solve any problems with the building construction, electrical wiring, plumbing or mechanical systems. Inspectors are limited to answering specific code questions that may be asked and determining if what has been completed, or what work is proposed to be done will meet the appropriate code requirements. It is not the responsibility of the Eaton County Department of Construction Codes or any individual inspector to inform anyone of appropriate Federal, State, Local laws, ordinances or specific building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing code sections. 

 

Permit Cancellation:

All Building permits are required to have periodic inspections. If a building permit has been issued but, the project has not been started and an inspection has not been completed within six months of the issue date of the permit (this does not include the site inspection) the permit may be canceled. If, after the project has been started and work is stopped for any reason for a period of six months or more the permit may be canceled.

All Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits are required to have periodic inspections. If a permit has been issued but, the project has not been started and an inspection has not been completed within six months of the issue date of the permit the permit may be canceled. If, after the project has been started and work is stopped for any reason for a period of six months or more the permit may be canceled. All equipment for which a permit has been issued must be inspected and approved. Any equipment or attachments thereto that is intended to be concealed by any permanent portion of the structure shall not be concealed until it has been inspected and approved. Equipment shall not be put into normal operation until it has had a final inspection and been approved. The only exception to this requirement is replacement equipment. Replacement equipment may be installed before a permit has been issued, but, an application for a permit and a request for an inspection must be made within two business days after the equipment has been installed, and in no case may it be concealed before it is inspected.

Before a permit is canceled a letter will be sent to the permit holder, at their last known address, indicating that the permit could be canceled if a response to our letter is not received in a timely fashion. Canceled permits may not be reinstated.

 

Inspections:

Please call 517-543-3004 to request an inspection. Leave your name, phone number, permit number or address of the job site and type of inspection needed.

 

Applications:

A Building Permit Application has been placed on our website for your convenience. The application can be completed at your convenience; however applicants must come to our office to apply for a Building Permit.

Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing permit applications have also been placed on our website for your convenience. These applications can be completed at your convenience and can either be mail to our office with the payment or it can be dropped off at our office during normal business hours.

 


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