Navigation

Electrical Permits

Electrical Permits are issued any time during office hours.  If you have questions for the Electrical Inspector, his office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

The field inspections will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

🛑 Coronavirus (COVID-19) 🛑

👉 EFFECTIVE AT 8:00 AM - TUESDAY - JUNE 1, 2021

ALL INSPECTORS WILL RESUME OFFICE HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 9:00 AM AND 3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY.  FIELD INSPECTION HOURS WILL BE FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.

NORMAL OFFICE HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM HAVE ALSO RESUMED.

👉 PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE BELOW GUIDELINES TO REQUEST AN INSPECTION:

-------------- 24 HOURS NOTICE PLEASE --------------

  • INSPECTION REQUESTS:   PLEASE EMAIL ALL REQUESTS TO buildingsafety@cheboygancounty.net OR CALL 231-627-8813 TO LEAVE A VOICEMAIL (WITH PERMIT NUMBER, ADDRESS AND YOUR PHONE NUMBER/EMAIL) FOR REGINA REDMOND BY PRESSING (1) WHEN PROMPTED TO DO SO.

👉 SUBMITTING PERMIT APPLICATIONS:  PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO OUR DEPARTMENT VIA:

  • EMAIL:   buildingsafety@cheboygancounty.net
  • FAX:  231-627-8454
  • MAIL:  DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SAFETY, PO BOX 70, CHEBOYGAN MI  49721.
  • COUNTY BUILDING DROP OFF:  THERE IS A DROP BOX OUTSIDE OUR OFFICE DOOR

YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE OR EMAIL ONCE THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED BY OUR DEPARTMENT STAFF.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION DURING THIS TIME

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Electrical Code Updates

  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code and 2015 Michigan Energy Code will be effective February 8, 2016 -- (Residential Construction Only - Commercial requirements continue as 2014 NEC Electrical Code)
    • Please refer to this link for a copy of the updated rules for the Michigan Residential Code and this link for a copy of the updated rules for the Michigan Energy Code.
    • Code Books are currently available via International Code Council, please follow this link to purchase a book.
  • 2017 NEC Electrical Code effective January 4, 2019 -- (Commercial Construction Only)
    • Please refer to this link for a copy of the updated rules for the Michigan Part 8. 
    • Code Books are currently available via International Code Council, please follow this link to purchase a book.

What Power Company Services My Area?

The coverage is very large for some companies and there are certain areas where a few feet can make the difference in companies that service your property. You are better off asking neighbors or calling the companies listed below to check with them.

Consumers Energy  800-477-5050
Great Lakes Energy  888-485-2537
Presque Isle Electric  800-423-6634

DO NOT Forget to call MissDig: 800-482-7171

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I only need an electrical permit for new construction?
Anytime wiring is added or replaced an electrical permit is required and inspections are required.

Can I do the electrical work myself?
A homeowner can apply for the permit and do the work themselves on the home that they currently occupy or are about to occupy (new construction). Commercial, industrial, apartments and rental units will require and electrical contractor to apply for the permit and do the work.

What are the requirements for over-head to under-ground?
Contact your local power company for the requirements for a disconnect and reconnect. An electrical permit and inspection will be required and our office will need a minimum of 2 days notice of inspection time for disconnects and reconnects.

Can you recommend an Electrical Contractor?
We cannot recommend an Electrician, you could check the yellow pages or ask friends and neighbors who they would recommend.

Can you tell me what electrical company services my area?
No, the coverage is very large for some companies and there are certain areas where a few feet can make the difference in companies that service your house. You’re better off asking neighbors or calling the companies listed on this page.

Building Official
Matthew J Cronk
(231) 627-8813

Office
870 South Main Street, Room 102
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8813
Fax: (231) 627-8454

Hours
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Inspector Hours:
Monday thru Friday
In Office: 8am-9am & 3pm-4pm
Field Inspections: 9am-3pm

Additional Staff
Assistant to the Building Official
Regina Redmond
Electrical Inspector
Steve Sackett
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Don Bedell
Plan Review/Building Inspector
Paul Morse