Antrim County

Building Informational Page

Michael McPherson
Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer

P.O. Box 188
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231 533 8373

The Antrim County Construction Code Department retains all building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits. The department is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The Inspector will be available on those same days from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM to answer any questions you may have. Use the links below to view and/or download information on permit requirements, fee schedules for permits and building inspections, and checklists for code compliance for regular and accessory buildings.

Design Criteria for ALL of Antrim County
Ground Snow Load - 60 - all of Antrim Except counties listed below.

Ground Snow Load - 70 - Banks, Central Lake, Echo, Jordan and Warner

See Figure R301.2(5) MRC or MRC table R301.2(5)
Wind Speed - 90 mph.

Blower Door Test is required before C/O can be issued on New Residential Homes

All properties with water fronts must provide elevations.

All properties with water fronts must provide Flood Certification before back-fill inspections.

R105.1 Required. Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building official and obtain the required permit.

Required Information on Submitted Plans

Building Application

2015 Residential Code Requirements

Building Requirements

Cross Section - (Single Story and Additions only)

Deck & Porch PLANS



Garage Plans

Pole Building Handout

Truss Bracing

Roof Loading Data Sheet

Required Inspection for Construction

Mobile Handout

Mobile Anchorage


Plan Review Application - Residential

Plan Review Application - Commercial

Where to locate Smoke Detectors

Temporary Occupancy Application

Temporary Occupancy Requirements

Architects & Engineers

This page last updated on 3/24/2022.