Codes Enforced by Building Inspections

Public Act 230 of the State of Michigan dictates the building codes for all of Michigan with exception of the Fire Code and the Property Maintenance code. Below are the current codes enforced in Grand Rapids.

City of Grand Rapids Currently Enforced Codes

Building 2015 Michigan Building Code (MBC)
Rehab 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings (MRCEB)
Mechanical 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code (MMC)
Plumbing 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code (MPC)
Electrical 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) with Michigan Part 8 Changes
Fire 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
Accessibility 2009 Accessibility and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICC A117.1-2009 per 2015 MBC
Maintenance 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

2015 Michigan Energy Code (MEC)

  • New and existing Residential construction shall comply with Chapter 5 of the MEC, chapter 13 of the MRC.
  • New Commercial construction shall comply with Chapter 4 of the MEC which directly references the 2013 ASHRAE 90.1 standard. “Commercial buildings shall comply with the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2013”

All the referenced Michigan codes are based in the International Codes as published by the International Code Council (