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Mechanical Permits

Mechanical Permits are issued any time during office hours.  If you have questions for the Mechanical 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.

Code Updates

  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code and 2015 Michigan Energy Code will be effective February 8, 2016 -- (Residential Construction Only - Commercial requirements continue as 2012 Michigan Mechanical 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.
  • 2012 Michigan Mechanical Code will be effective September 27, 2013 -- (Commercial Construction Only)
    • Please refer to this link for a copy of the updated rules for the Mechanical Code. 
    • Code Books are currently available via International Code Council, please follow this link to purchase a book.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mechanical code?
The mechanical code controls the design, installation, maintenance, alteration, and inspection of mechanical systems, including heating systems, ventilating systems, steam and hot water heating systems, process piping, boilers and pressure vessels, appliances utilizing gas, liquid or solid fuel, chimneys and vents, mechanical refrigeration systems, fireplaces, barbecues, incinerators, crematories, fire suppression systems, air pollution control systems, and system utilizing solar or geothermal energy.

Are mechanical permits required?
Except for replacement of minor parts, mechanical work shall not be started until a permit for such work has been issued by the appropriate enforcing agency.

Permits are not required for:

  • Portable heating, cooking, or clothes drying appliances.
  • Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make the equipment unsafe.
  • A portable heating appliance.
  • A portable ventilation appliance.
  • A portable cooling unit.
  • Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by the code.
  • Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make the equipment unsafe.
  • A portable evaporative cooler.
  • A self-contained portable refrigeration unit that is not more than 1.5 horsepower (1119 W).
  • Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
  • Gas piping limited to 10 feet (3048 mm) in length and not more than 6 fittings.

Do you need a license to do mechanical work?
A state mechanical contractor's license is required to secure a mechanical permit except a homeowner may perform a mechanical installation in a single family dwelling which he or she occupies or will occupy.

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 Couture
Building Inspector
Dan Chase
Electrical Inspector
Steve Sackett
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Brian King
Plan Reviewer
Keith Wregglesworth