Enforced Codes

Inspections

Kentwood Enforced Codes 
Building
  • Commercial: 2015 Michigan Building Code
  • Residential: 2015 Michigan Residential Building Code
Electrical
  • Commercial: 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Residential: 2015 Michigan Residential Building Code
Plumbing
  • Commercial: 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code
  • Residential: 2015 Michigan Residential Building Code
Mechanical
  • Commercial: 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
  • Residential: 2015 Michigan Residential Building Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
Duct Construction Conflict Resolved
The Michigan Residential Code (MRC) Sections N1103.2.3 and M1601.1.1 conflict regarding the use of building framing cavities for plenums. The conflict is resolved in favor of M1601.1.1 as MRC Section M1601 is the definitive section on duct construction. This decision is based on MRC Section R102.1 (Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.) and that Section N1103.2.3 has not been shown to meet the definition of cost effective.

Helpful Links 
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
LARA is responsible for the state’s regulatory environment and makes the delivery of services more efficient for consumers and business customers.

Grand Rapids Home Builders Association (HBAGGR)
The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR), is a professional nonprofit trade organization. Its members are committed to providing quality homes, buildings, renovations, products and services for the entire region through adherence to ethical practices, community involvement, advocacy and education.

Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) 
The Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) work as a team to assure that the built environment and the systems within are sound, safe and sanitary; building users' health, safety and welfare are protected; and that, through a coordinated program of code compliance, investigation and training, there is consistent application of standards.