- A showing of good and sufficient cause that the unique characteristics of the size, configuration or topography of the site render the elevation standards of Section 1612 inappropriate.
- A determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship by rendering the lot undevelopable.
- A determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, cause fraud on or victimization of the public, or conflict with existing laws or ordinances.
- A determination that the variance is the minimum necessary to afford relief, considering the flood hazard.
- Submission to the applicant of written notice specifying the difference between the design flood elevation and the elevation to which the building is to be built, stating that the cost of flood insurance will be commensurate with the increased risk resulting from the reduced floor elevation, and stating that construction below the design flood elevation increases risks to life and property.
- Building permits shall not be required for any of the
- One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet (11 m2).
- A fence that is not more than 7 feet (2134 mm) high.
- Oil derricks.
- A retaining wall that is not more than 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding class I,II or III-A liquids.
- A water tank supported directly on grade if the capacity is not greater than 5,000 gallons (18925 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width is not greater than 2 to 1.
- A sidewalk and driveway not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above adjacent grade and -not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
- Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work.
- Temporary motion picture, television, and theater stage sets and scenery.
- Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in section 101.2, that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, are not greater than 5,000 gallons (18925 L), and are installed entirely above ground.
- Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
- Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached 1- and 2-family dwellings.
- Window awnings in group R-3 and U occupancies, supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support, as applicable in section 101.2 and group U occupancies.
- Nonfixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters, and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches (1753 mm) in height.
- Electrical permits shall not be required, as in accordance
with the Michigan electrical code, R 408.30801
to R 408.30880, for any of the following:
- Repairs and maintenance: Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
- Radio and television transmitting stations: The provisions of the code do not apply to electrical equipment used for radio and television transmissions, but do apply to equipment and wiring for power supply and to the installation of towers and antennas.
- Temporary testing systems: A permit is not required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
- Mechanical permits shall not be required for any of
- A portable gas heating appliance that has inputs of less than 30,000 Btu per hour.
- Portable ventilation appliances and equipment.
- Portable cooling unit.
- Steam, hot water, or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment or appliances regulated by this code.
- Replacement of any minor part that does not alter the approval of equipment or an appliance or make such equipment or appliance unsafe.
- A portable evaporative cooler.
- Self-contained refrigeration systems that contain 10 pounds (4.5 kg) or less of refrigerant, or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (0.75 kW) or less.
- Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
- An oil burner that does not require connection to a flue, such as an oil stove and a heater equipped with a wick.
- A portable gas burner that has inputs of less than 30,000 Btu per hour.
- When changing or relocating a gas meter or regulator, a permit is not required when installing gas piping which shall be limited to 10 feet (3005 mm) in length and not more then 6 fittings.
- When installing geothermal vertical closed
loops under the supervision of a mechanical
contractor licensed in HVAC as long as the
company meets both the following:
- Has obtained a certificate of registration as a well-drilling contractor pursuant to part 127 of the public health code.
- Has installed the geothermal vertical closed loops in accordance with the department of environmental quality best practices regarding geothermal heat pump closed loops. Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for work to be done in violation of the provisions of this code or other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction.
- Plumbing permits shall not be required for either of
- The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste, or vent pipe. However, if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste, or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the drain or pipe with new material, then the work is considered new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in the code.
- The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves, or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, if the repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.
- Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
- Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.
- Indicate the use and occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
- Be accompanied by construction documents and other information as required in Section 107.
- State the valuation of the proposed work.
- Be signed by the applicant, or the applicant's authorized agent.
- Give such other data and information as required by the building official.
The construction documents shall include manufacturer's installation instructions that provide supporting documentation that the proposed penetration and opening details described in the construction documents maintain the weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior wall system that was tested, where applicable, as well as the test procedure used.
The registered design professional in responsible charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating submittal documents prepared by others, including phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility with the design of the building.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted to the registered design professional in responsible charge who shall review them and forward them to the building official with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and found to be in general conformance to the design of the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until the deferred submittal documents have been approved by the building official.
- The building permit number.
- The address of the structure.
- A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
- A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code for the occupancy and division of occupancy and the use for which the proposed occupancy is classified.
- The name and signature of the building official or designee, registered in accordance with the building officials and inspectors registration act, 1986 PA 54, MCL 338.2301 to 338.2313.
- The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
- The use and occupancy, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3.
- The type of construction as defined in chapter 6.
- The design occupant load.
- If an automatic sprinkler system is provided, whether the sprinkler system is required.
- Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.