Building Codes Authority
The Construction Code Group is an authority formed by the City of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Township and Blumfield Township. This authority provides for inspection services on a part time basis for member communities.
Staff of the Construction Code Group work as a team to help assure that the built environment complies with minimum health, welfare and safety standards. Whether you are a performing your own work as an Owner of a single-family dwelling or hiring a Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Contractor, permits and plans may be required. Please refer to the FAQ for additional direction. If you are a resident and are considering improvements to your home, you may also find additional direction here.
The City has also put together a residential building permit checklist which lists all of the requirements that need to be met in order to build a home in the City of Frankenmuth. A hard copy of this document can be found at Frankenmuth City Hall or click HERE for the online version.
Please call 989-652-9901 to verify if permits and plans are needed and to discuss the review, approval, and permit application and issuance process.
*When submitting building plans, please submit three sets, signed and sealed by a State of Michigan licensed design professional.
|Building Inspector||Mike Setzer||989.652.3430 ext. 250|
|Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector||Merle West||989.652.3430 ext. 252|
|Electrical Inspector||Travis Cooper||989.652.3430 ext. 251|
|Clerk||Sharon Zoellner||989.652.3430 ext. 115|
Forms & Permits
- Contractors Registration Form
- Building Permit
- Construction Document Checklist (To be submitted with the building permit application for all commercial projects.)
- Electrical Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- Plumbing Permit
- County Soil Erosion Permit
- Saginaw County
- Tuscola County - contact 989-672-3750
- Code Officials Contact Information & Other Contacts
- Locating Property Markers
- Shed/Accessory Building Bulletin
- Wall Section Detail - Sample
- Pole Building Specifications
- Fire Suppression System Requirements
- Formal Plan Review - Sealed Documents
- Informal Plan Review - Un-Sealed Documents
- Top 5 Violations for Residential Construction
- File a Complaint!
Publications & Helpful Information
In order to help our residents with home improvement projects, the following publications and information are available at the City Office:
Building Codes - How do they help you?- This brochure, published by the International Conference of Building Officials, provides a brief review of why there is a need for building construction regulations and answers common questions on the need for such regulations.
Benefits of Building Permits- This brochure, published by the International Conference of Building Officials, reviews the building permit process.
How to Choose a Homebuilder or Remodeler- This brochure, published by the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services, provides important steps you should take to ensure that your investment is a wise one and that you are protected from loss or disappointment.
You Can Build It- This booklet, published by the International Conference of Building Officials, contains information and advice to aid "Do-it-yourselfers" with building projects. Provides guidance in necessary procedures such as permit requirements, codes, plans, cost estimation, etc. (58 pages). This booklet is also available for check-out at the James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 S. Franklin Street.
ICBO-Evaluation Service- The building department has text reports on building products and services as issued by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). These reports evaluate materials, products and construction systems per the codes used by ICBO. Updates are received on a quarterly basis.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure- A brochure, published by F.E.M.A., providing flood damage reduction techniques.
A House is Only as Strong as its Weakest Link- A brochure, published by F.E.M.A., providing wind damage reduction techniques.
Safety First - Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Home & Family- This brochure, published by the International Conference of Building Officials, offers tips on how you and your family can better prepare your home to withstand the effects of a natural disaster.
Building a New Home - Have You Considered Radon?- An E.P.A. brochure on what information should be considered to make your new home radon-resistant.
Buying a New Home? How to Protect your Family from Radon- An E.P.A. brochure on Radon gas and ways to protect your family.