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Department of Building Safety

Brian Kench, Building Official

The Department of Building Safety is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the State construction code throughout the City. Our staff works closely with the Isabella County department to issue permits and inspect all electrical, plumbing and mechanical installation that may also be part of your project. Contact Information and links to their applications are also provided below.
Inspectors strive to provide fair, knowledgeable, and consistent enforcement of all State and local codes to ensure that all life/fire safety features of your project are met, property values are preserved and the public is safeguarded in the built environment.


2018 Michigan Plumbing Code went into effect September 15, 2021

2017 Michigan Electrical Code went into effect January 4, 2019

2015 ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2013 went into effect September 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Building Code/reference standards went into effect April 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Energy Conservation Code went into effect September 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Mechanical Code went into effect April 12, 2017 2012

2015 Michigan Rehab. Code for Existing Buildings went into effect April 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Residential Code went into effect February 8, 2016

2012 International Fire Code with Appendices went into effect May 11, 2016

2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 accessibility standards went into effect April 20, 2017

Staff is committed to creating a positive experience for you during your construction project. We invite you to contact our department with any questions that you may have or if you wish to setup a time to review your project during the design phase.

The City of Mt. Pleasant's Department of Building Safety is recognized by ISO.

Brian Kench, Building Official
City of Mt. Pleasant
Phone: (989) 779-5301

Please note that once you obtain approval for a building permit from the Building Safety department, you can pay for your permit online. You will need both the permit number and the amount.

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Building Safety Forms
Isabella County Permit Forms:
Safety Tips/Links