Construction Codes

The Independence Township Building Department administers and enforces the State Construction code which consists of the following:
*REVISED April 24, 2017*

Building:  
Commercial: MBC 2015 (Michigan Building Code 2015)
Effective April 20, 2017
Accessibility - ICC ANSI A117.1-2009 
Residential: MRC 2015 (Michigan Residential Building Code 2015)
Effective February 8, 2016 
   
Plumbing:   
Commercial:  MPC 2015 (Michigan Plumbing Code 2015)
Effective April 20, 2017 
Residential:  MRC 2015 (Michigan Residential Code 2015)
Effective February 8, 2016
   
Mechanical:   
Commercial:  MMC 2015 (Michigan Mechanical Code 2015)
Effective April 12, 2017 
Fuel Gas:  IFGC 2015 (International Fuel Gas Code 2015)
Effective April 20, 2017 
Residential:  MRC 2015 (Michigan Residential Code 2015)
Effective February 8, 2016 
   
Electrical:   
Commercial:  NEC 2014 (State of Michigan Electrical Code)
2014 National Electrical Code with Part 8 Ammendments
Effective June 18, 2015 
Residential:  MRC 2015 (Michigan Residential Code 2015)
Effective February 8, 2016 
   
Rehab:  MRCEB 2015 (Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings 2015)
Effective February 8, 2016 
   
Fire Code: 

IFC 2015 (International Fire Code 2012), as referenced in the 2015
Michigan Building Code 

Fire Suppression:   
Commercial:  NFPA 13 (2010) 
Multi-Family:  NFPA 13R (2010) 
Residential:  NFPA 13D (2013) 
   
Fire Alarm:   
Commercial:  NFPA 72 (2010) 
Paint Booth:  NFPA 17 (2009) 
Kitchen Hoods:  NFPA 17A (2009) 
Residential:  NFPA 72 (2013) 
   
Energy Code:   
Commercial:  MBC 2015 (Michigan Building Code 2015) - Chapter 13 &
MUEC 2009 (Michigan Uniform Energy Code 2009) - Chapter 5 &
Michigan Uniform Energy Code, Part 10a. Rules (ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2007)
Effective March 9, 2011 
Residential:  MRC 2015 (Michigan Residential Code 2015) - Chapter 11
Effective February 8, 2016