The City of Lansing enforces the 2009 Michigan Building Code (incorporating the 2009 International Building Code with State amendments) for commercial and multi-family structures. The State amendments can be found at the Bureau of Construction Codes at the following link.
New buildings and additions larger than 1,000 square feet require a Site Plan Review as well as a building plan review. Please consult the Site Plan Review page for further information.
If you would like to appeal the decision of an Inspector or Plan Review Analyst, obtain a variance from a code requirement, or use an alternative method or material, you must file an appeal with the Building Board of Appeals.
Click this link Building Appeals to get the application in PDF format. Print the appeals form, complete it, and submit the form including any required attachments along with the required fee (payable to "City of Lansing") to the Building Safety Office.
- Plan Review Application [PDF]
- Building Permit Fee Schedule [PDF]
- Plan Review Fee Calculation Narrative [PDF]
- Square Foot Construction Value [PDF]
Please note that plan review fees are rounded up to the next whole dollar (see narrative).