A. All new construction - buildings, additions, alterations, remodeling, new or replacement plumbing, mechanical, or electrical systems and so on.
B. Demolition or removal of buildings
C. Changing an existing use, i.e., converting a house to an office or an apartment.
D. Moving any building, including mobile homes.
A. Zoning Approval: The townships and cities enforce their own ordinances. Zoning approval must be obtained from them in writing before a permit can be issued.
Note: Some subdivisions have restrictive covenants which may regulate building size, placement, or construction features. These covenants are not enforced by any government agency. Check your deed or call the Register of Deeds office (225-8415) for information on your subdivision.
B. Plans for the Building:
1. Plot Plan: (back of application) Should include size and location of structures on property, including distances to lot lines, streets, roads, and property lines.
2. Floor Plan: (may be self-prepared, although blueprints are preferred) Include all room uses and sizes, door and window sizes and locations.
3. Specification Sheet, Footing/Foundation Plan and Cross Section Drawing: (may be self-prepared, although blueprints are preferred) Include size, type, and quality (grade) of materials, size of footings, depth, size and span of joists and rafters, ceiling heights, stair details, etc.
4. Truss Design: Engineered drawings must be submitted with plans.
C. Well/Septic Approval: Contact the Marquette County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health, in writing at 184 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866 or telephone 906-475-4195 or go to their web site and download the Environmental Health Service Request Application. For public water and sewer approval, contact your local unit for government.
D. Legal Description: A legal description of your property is needed. This can usually be found on your tax statement, deed, land contract.
F. Contractor's License Number and Name: If you are not doing the work yourself, the contractor's license number, insurance number, name, and so on must be on the application.
G. Additional Information:
1) Permits may be acquired in person or by mail from the Resource Management/Development Department only after the above procedures have been completed.
2) A permit fee shall be paid before a building permit can be issued.
3) Do not start construction until the building permit has been issued.
4) Other permits such as driveway, wetlands, etc., may be required by other agencies.