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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.

🛑 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:

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  • 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

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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.
  • 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code will be effective April 12, 2017 -- (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 Redmond
Building Inspector
Paul Morse
Plan Review
Matt Shann
Electrical Inspector
Steve Sackett
Mechanical & Plumbing Inspector
Don Bedell